Over the last 14 years the ITP has welcomed 299 museum professionals from 48 countries to the UK for a six week intensive training on museum practice, at the British Museum and UK partner venues. Those who attend the programme become a part of the ITP network and continue to work on projects with each other, the British Museum and UK partner venues.

To contact a particular fellow, please email us and add the name to the subject title.

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Haytham Deick

Bethlehem Bible College

Haytham is currently serving as Tour Guide Programme Coordinator at Bethlehem Bible College. He completed his Masters degree in World Heritage Studies at the Brandenburg University of Technology in Germany with a DAAD Scholarship, his final thesis titled The Palestinian Tentative List: A Critical Analysis. After participating in the ITP in 2009, Haytham worked as part of the Palestinian team presenting a proposal to the UNESCO World Heritage List for the inscription of the Bethlehem Church of the Nativity and Pilgrimage Route.…Read More
Tour Guide Programme Coordinator Country Palestine
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Haytham is currently serving as Tour Guide Programme Coordinator at Bethlehem Bible College.

He completed his Masters degree in World Heritage Studies at the Brandenburg University of Technology in Germany with a DAAD Scholarship, his final thesis titled The Palestinian Tentative List: A Critical Analysis.

After participating in the ITP in 2009, Haytham worked as part of the Palestinian team presenting a proposal to the UNESCO World Heritage List for the inscription of the Bethlehem Church of the Nativity and Pilgrimage Route. From 2011-2012, he worked as a researcher at the Birzeit University Palestine Archive Project. In 2015, Haytham was a participant at the Site Management Planning and Management of Conservation for professionals, Welfare Association and Center for Cultural Heritage Preservation, Bethlehem, Palestine.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2009, Haytham was based in the Department of Middle East and his partner placement was spent at Birmingham Museums Trust.

Haytham’s exhibition proposal project was entitled Venus in 360.

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Anjan Dey

Research Institute of World’s Ancient Traditions, Cultures & Heritage in Roing, Arunachal Pradesh, India (RIWATCH)

Anjan Dey is currently the Design Consultant for the Ethnography Museum, developed by the Research Institute of World’s Ancient Traditions, Cultures and Heritage (RIWATCH). He has assisted the RIWATCH team to develop its very first museum to display the diverse material culture of Arunachal Pradesh, one of the most eastern states of India. He currently assisting the museum to develop a catalogue and helping to create promotional materials for the upcoming museum.…Read More
Design and Display ConsultantCreative Visual Group Country India Website: http://www.coroflot.com/deyanjan
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Anjan Dey is currently the Design Consultant for the Ethnography Museum, developed by the Research Institute of World’s Ancient Traditions, Cultures and Heritage (RIWATCH). He has assisted the RIWATCH team to develop its very first museum to display the diverse material culture of Arunachal Pradesh, one of the most eastern states of India. He currently assisting the museum to develop a catalogue and helping to create promotional materials for the upcoming museum.

Anjan is actively involved in the museum sector of India through his design engagement. He has in the past organised and designed the exhibition Astitava–In Search of Our Identity as part of the exhibition team in 2008 at National Museum Institute. As Assistant Curator of Mehrangarh Fort Museum, Jodhpur, Anjan designed and developed marketing materials, gallery guides and assisted the V&A team in the installation of Indian Life & Landscape, Paintings & Drawings by Western Artists in March 2009 held at Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan. This was followed by his engagement in designing for Durrie – Rural Charm to Regal Grandeur in November 2009 at Mehrangarh Fort Museum, Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

Anjan has had the opportunity to design the museum gallery signage for Jai Vilas Palace Museum, followed by conceptualisations and designing the new Arms gallery at Jai Vilas Palace Museum, Gwalior in 2015. More recently he has designed a teachers’ resource pack / children’s workbook for the newly opened Jewellery Gallery at the National Museum, New Delhi, and the catalogue for The Everlasting Flame: Zoroastrianism in history and imagination exhibition organised by SOAS at the National Museum, New Delhi.

He has collaborated with the Lecturing & Education Department of National Museum, New Delhi on various occasions, including designing the following resources for the India and the World exhibition visitors: exploration bags for young audiences; programme booklet for general visitors; interactive activity sheets. The exhibition was in collaboration with the British Museum, UK; the National Museum, New Delhi and CSMVS, Mumbai.

Besides his association with the ethnography museum, RIWATCH, he is also working as Creative Head in a publishing house.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2010, Anjan was based in the Department of Asia and his partner placement was spent at the National Museum of Wales.

Anjan’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Ramayan: Battle of Good Over Evil.

Legacy Projects
In May 2017 Anjan returned to the British Museum to attend the ITP+ Course, temporary exhibitions & permanent display with fellows from China, Ghana, Iran, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey, and different ITP years.

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Pengbo Ding

National Museum of China

Pengbo currently works as Assistant Research Fellow at the National Museum of China.Read More
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Pengbo currently works as Assistant Research Fellow at the National Museum of China.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2010, Pengbo was based in the Department of Asia and her partner placement was spent at Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives.

Pengbo’s exhibition project proposal, with colleague Xu Jing, was entitled Emperor’s Dragon Vat.

Pengbo’s participation on the ITP was generously supported by the National Museum of China.

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Ciprian-Mircea Dobra

Principia Museum

Ciprian’s passion for Roman history and the Roman Empire has led him to working within the Principia Museum in Romania, a small museum most known for its display of a portion of the 13th Gemina Legion’s headquarters as well as some ancient stone statue stands, altars and architectural items. His passion for this particular part of history has also led him to join a re-enactment group in Romania where he has developed a particular interest in Roman military equipment.…Read More
Guide and Counsellor Country Romania
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Ciprian’s passion for Roman history and the Roman Empire has led him to working within the Principia Museum in Romania, a small museum most known for its display of a portion of the 13th Gemina Legion’s headquarters as well as some ancient stone statue stands, altars and architectural items. His passion for this particular part of history has also led him to join a re-enactment group in Romania where he has developed a particular interest in Roman military equipment. Ciprian has created replicas of Roman military equipment for the members of the re-enactment group but also for a few museums in Romania and he has also delivered information about the Roman military characteristics to a number of Roman literature authors.

Ciprian’s role at the Principia Museum involves utilising his knowledge of Roman history to offer information and support for those who study Roman history, either by themselves or in organised groups, by collaborating with schools and universities around Romania to create programmes and open classes. Ciprian also works to organise various re-enactment events and different exhibitions, and to promote the museum as a whole.

Ciprian is studying for a PhD, which concerns The Evolution of Historical Reconstruction (Reenactment) in Romania.

At the British Museum

During his time on the International Training Programme Ciprian was based in the Department of Greece and Rome and his partner placement was spent at Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums in Newcastle.

Ciprian worked with Ketevan Chitashvili (Georgia) on his Object in focus project. Their exhibition proposal was titled The Never Ending Journey of Life.

Ciprian’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust.

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Fatma Doġruer

General Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Museums

Fatma currently works as a Culture and Tourism Expert in the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in Turkey with the responsibilities of managing restoration projects of registered buildings and counselling museum projects. Her major research interests include preventive conservation, museum design and civil architecture. Fatma received her BArch (1999-2003) and MA in History of Architecture (2003-2006) from Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey).…Read More
Culture and Tourism Expert Country Turkey
Biography

Fatma currently works as a Culture and Tourism Expert in the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in Turkey with the responsibilities of managing restoration projects of registered buildings and counselling museum projects. Her major research interests include preventive conservation, museum design and civil architecture.

Fatma received her BArch (1999-2003) and MA in History of Architecture (2003-2006) from Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey). From 2015 – 2016 Fatma was a visiting scholar in the Museum Science Graduate Program at Texas Tech University U.S.A. She is currently studying for a PhD. in Conservation of Cultural Properties from Gazi University (Ankara, Turkey).

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2009, Fatma was based in the Department of Greece and Rome.

Fatma’s exhibition proposal, with colleague Abdülmecit Arigüzel, was entitled The Nereid Monument – A New Display.

ITP Newsletter Publications
ITP Newsletter Issue 4 (2017), Being brave, taking risks: New cultural frontiers for Turkey

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Mei Dong

National Museum of China

Mei Dong is primarily responsible for communication and coordination within National Museum of China’s international exhibitions sector; helping curators to communicate with international counterparts in English: translating agreements: creating object lists and catalogues: interpreting during installation, dismantling and opening ceremonies. Mei Dong’s other duties include, international conference organisation, planning and logistics and communication. In 2017 the British Museum’s touring exhibition A History of the World in 100 objects opened at National Museum of China.…Read More
Assistant Research Fellow Country China
Biography

Mei Dong is primarily responsible for communication and coordination within National Museum of China’s international exhibitions sector; helping curators to communicate with international counterparts in English: translating agreements: creating object lists and catalogues: interpreting during installation, dismantling and opening ceremonies. Mei Dong’s other duties include, international conference organisation, planning and logistics and communication. In 2017 the British Museum’s touring exhibition A History of the World in 100 objects opened at National Museum of China.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2013, Mei Dong was based in the Asia Department and her partner placement was spent at Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives.

Mei Dong’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Scenery in Pear Garden: Chinese Opera.

Mei Dong’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by National Museum of China.

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Abdalmajed Mhmoud Abdalrahman Ebrahim

Kerma Museum

Abdalmajed is a curator at the Kerma Museum. His duties include museum administration, arranging events, supporting tour groups and co-ordinating with the local authorities. At the British Museum During his time on the International Training Programme in 2011, Abdalmajed was based in the Department of Egypt and Sudan and his partner placement was spent at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, Newcastle.Read More
Curator Country Sudan
Biography

Abdalmajed is a curator at the Kerma Museum. His duties include museum administration, arranging events, supporting tour groups and co-ordinating with the local authorities.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2011, Abdalmajed was based in the Department of Egypt and Sudan and his partner placement was spent at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, Newcastle.

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Makbule Ekici

Gaziantep University

When Makbule joined the ITP in 2012 she was a research assistant in the department of archaeology at Selcuk University, a role she began in 2001. Makbule was studying for a PhD and her thesis was entitled Karian city Coins and Evaluation of Coins found at Lagina Hecate Sanctuary. In 2013 she finished her PhD thesis and became an Assistant Professor.…Read More
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When Makbule joined the ITP in 2012 she was a research assistant in the department of archaeology at Selcuk University, a role she began in 2001. Makbule was studying for a PhD and her thesis was entitled Karian city Coins and Evaluation of Coins found at Lagina Hecate Sanctuary.

In 2013 she finished her PhD thesis and became an Assistant Professor. She started to work at Gaziantep University and took on the role of Departmental Head between 2016- 2018. Makbule is also the head of the Archaeological Survey Project of Gaziantep Province, Oğuzeli District (Sacır Valley).

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2012, Makbule was based in the Greece and Rome Department and her partner placement was spent at Manchester Art Gallery and Manchester Museum.

Makbule’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Crown.

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Nathalie El Alam

Ministry of Culture – Directorate General of Antiquities

Since 2007 Nathalie has been working as an archaeologist on excavations in Beirut. In 2014 she finished her MA in Museum Communication at the Beirut National Museum at The Lebanese University and took on the role of Assistant Coordinator and Archaeologist with the Italian Cooperation in Lebanon. In this role Nathalie worked on the new permanent display at Beirut National Museum’s basement.…Read More
ArchaeologistMuseum Section Country Lebanon
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Since 2007 Nathalie has been working as an archaeologist on excavations in Beirut. In 2014 she finished her MA in Museum Communication at the Beirut National Museum at The Lebanese University and took on the role of Assistant Coordinator and Archaeologist with the Italian Cooperation in Lebanon. In this role Nathalie worked on the new permanent display at Beirut National Museum’s basement. In 2015 she worked on a restoration project and put on a display of the mummies of Assi el-Hadath at the Beirut National Museum. In 2016 she moved into her current department, the Museum Section of the Directorate General of Antiquities. In her current job Nathalie works mostly on exhibition projects, temporary loans and organizing events at the museum. She also follows the different researches and studies and the different activities that take place at the museum. Moreover, she is the Assistant Coordinator of the ongoing project of the Beirut History Museum.

In January 2017 Nathalie was selected to attend the training course preventing the illicit trade in cultural property that took place in Beirut and was organized by BILADI NGO and Dr. Neil Brodie. The course was held over 20 days in Beirut and was attended by 25 archaeologists and lawyers from Lebanon and Syria. It was funded by the Norwegian Embassy in Beirut.

In October 2017 Nathalie was selected to attend the museum workshop Reaching the Audience, Programs, Formats, Education that took place in Amman. The workshop was organized by The Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria in cooperation with the Academy for Museums Joanneum Graz. It was held over 4 days and was attended by 15 museum professionals from Lebanon, Algeria, Iran, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan and Austria and was hosted by the Austrian Embassy in Amman.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2012, Nathalie was based in the Middle East Department and her partner placement was spent at Manchester Art Gallery and Manchester Museum.

Nathalie’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Balance It Out.

Nathalie’s place on the ITP was generously supported by the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust.

Legacy Projects
In November 2015 Nathalie attended the ITP Mumbai Workshop Creating Museums of World Stories. The workshop was held at CSMVS and was attended by many ITP fellows from different years and countries, UK partners and British Museum Colleagues.

In October 2016 Nathalie was selected to attend the conference and workshop Learning, Engagement and Museums, hosted by Armenian ITP Fellows (Hayk Mkrtchyan, Davit Poghosyan and Marine Mkrtchyan), Ronan Brindley from  Manchester Art Gallery and the ITP. The conference and workshop was held over four days in Yerevan Armenia and was attended by 19 Armenian museum educators from 18 institutions, UK partner museum educators from Glasgow Museums, Manchester Art Gallery and The Collection and ITP fellow museum educators from Egypt, India, Lebanon and Turkey. Nathalie presented a case study and took part in a working group.

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Hoda Abulgheni El Chayah

Ministry of Culture – Directorate General of Antiquities (DGA)

Since 2015, Hoda has been a full-time employee at the Ministry of Culture - Directorate General of Antiquities (DGA) in the Museum department. She graduated from the Doures High School – Baalbek in 2006, has a BA in Art and Archaeology from the Lebanese University in 2010, and is currently working on her Master’s degree in Museology.…Read More
ArchaeologistMuseums Department Country Lebanon
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Since 2015, Hoda has been a full-time employee at the Ministry of Culture – Directorate General of Antiquities (DGA) in the Museum department.

She graduated from the Doures High School – Baalbek in 2006, has a BA in Art and Archaeology from the Lebanese University in 2010, and is currently working on her Master’s degree in Museology. Her Masters dissertation is related to how to display objects in showcases in a professional way and she believes that being able to participate in the International Training Programme 2018 was an opportunity to enhance her professional abilities and gain experience from specialists in all fields of museology especially different exhibition techniques.

Before Hoda started working at the DGA, she worked as field archaeologist at several locations and participated in many training courses and seminars related to the field of archaeology and museology.

In her current role, Hoda’s main responsibility is the inventory of the National Museum’s collection which includes cleaning, marking, photographing and describing each object.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme, Hoda was based in the Middle East Department, and spent her partner placement at Norfolk Museums Service.

Hoda worked with Roshan Mishra (Nepal) on her Object in focus project entitled, A Story of a Youth.

Hoda’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the de Laszlo Foundation.

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Azza El Said Rezk Abd El Maqsoud

National Museum of Egyptian Civilization

Azza El Said Rezk Abd El Maqsoud is Head of Education and a Senior Curator at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation in Cairo and the Head of Educational Departments of Governmental Museums at The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities. Azza is a PhD candidate and her dissertation is about Egyptian maritime heritage.  She has a masters degree in Museum Studies from Faculty of Tourism and Hotels, Helwan University.…Read More
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Azza El Said Rezk Abd El Maqsoud is Head of Education and a Senior Curator at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation in Cairo and the Head of Educational Departments of Governmental Museums at The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.

Azza is a PhD candidate and her dissertation is about Egyptian maritime heritage.  She has a masters degree in Museum Studies from Faculty of Tourism and Hotels, Helwan University. Her thesis is under the title of Museums and Cultural landscapes, National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) and the Surrounding Area (Case Study).

Azza graduated from the Faculty of Art and she is a specialist in Greek and Roman antiquity. She also has two diplomas; one from the Faculty of Education Early Childhood at Cairo University as a Special Needs Specialist. The second diploma is on Conservation and Restoration, Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University.

Her current work includes providing the ministry with every detail about museums education planning, programmes, activities, and education evaluations from different museums in order to enrich museums educations departments in Egypt.

Her current research project is about devising methods to make a connection between museums and cultural landscapes through education programme activities. Through her passion for creating and narrating stories, Azza intends to revive heritage through puppet theatre, plays and storytelling.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2016, Azza was based in the Department of Egypt and Sudan. Her UK Partner Museum was Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford.

Azza’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Drumming Up People.

Azza’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by Lincoln and Lillian Chin.

 

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Ahmed El-Arabi

Nyala Museum

Ahmed is part of the management team at the Museum of Nyala and is particularly interested in archaeology and restoration of objects.Read More
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Ahmed is part of the management team at the Museum of Nyala and is particularly interested in archaeology and restoration of objects.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2012, Ahmed was based in the Department of Egypt and Sudan and his partner placement was spent at Birmingham Museums Trust.

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Assayed El-Banna

Ministry of Antiquities

Assayed is the General Director of Documentation & Registration Administration for the lower Egypt & Suez Canal area and Sinai in Egypt. He holds a PhD in Ancient Egyptian Language. Assayed was a librarian for over six years before making a career change to join the Ministry of Antiquities of Egypt in May 2006, as the archaeologist for Kafr Ash-Sheikh Antiquities Area of Egyptian & Greco-Roman.…Read More
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Assayed is the General Director of Documentation & Registration Administration for the lower Egypt & Suez Canal area and Sinai in Egypt. He holds a PhD in Ancient Egyptian Language. Assayed was a librarian for over six years before making a career change to join the Ministry of Antiquities of Egypt in May 2006, as the archaeologist for Kafr Ash-Sheikh Antiquities Area of Egyptian & Greco-Roman.

From 2010 – 2014 Assayed was the curator of Kafr Ash-Sheikh national museum (under construction). From December 2015 to August 2016, he worked as General Director of Suez National Museum in Egypt; during this period he led the team working at Suez Museum and opened four temporary exhibitions reviewing the ancient history of the Suez Canal area. Assayed also worked on scientific research projects between Suez Museum and a number of public & international organizations, including UNESCO. He launched Mini-Simulation Excavation for Kids, to teach children about excavations of antiquities at archaeological sites. He has also worked on other workshops for children including, how to write hieroglyphics and step by step ancient Egyptian language.

In 2015 Assayed was granted the ICOM Egypt Certificate of Recognition for best museum director in Egypt. His project (Mini-Simulation Excavation for Kids) was also granted ICOM Egypt Certificate of Recognition for best project for community communication with children in museums.

Assayed is now working with his team to establish the newest museum in Egypt (Kafr Ash-Sheikh National Museum). With Kafr Ash-Sheikh governorate he has planned a long term strategy for completion of construction and exhibitions (studying the best new methods for display). Assayed will oversee the objects selected to be displayed, objects excavated in the 19th & 20th centuries at Kafr-Ash-Sheikh governorate, particularly from Tell el-Faraain (Buto) will be conserved and displayed.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2007, Assayed was based in the Department of Egypt and Sudan and his partner placement was spent at The Collection – Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire and the University of Nottingham Museum

Legacy Projects
In December 2017 Assayed returned to the British Museum to attend the ITP+ Course, photography & documentation with fellows from China, Egypt, Ghana, Malaysia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania and Zimbabwe and different ITP years.

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El-Sayed Rashad El-Hazeen

Museum of Islamic Art

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El-Sayed is a curator at the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2006, El-Sayed was based in the Department of Egypt and Sudan and his partner placement was at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, Newcastle.

El-Sayed’s place on the training programme was generously supported by the Barakat Trust.

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Ahmed El-Laithy

Mallawi Museum

Ahmed has worked in various museums and sites in Egypt. He was Director of the Valley of the Kings excavation site in Luxor until 2011. Following that, he was Deputy Director of Akhenaten Museum. Since 2016, Ahmed has been the General Manager of Mallawi Museum which re-opened having been renovated and the indoor decoration and design renewed.…Read More
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Ahmed has worked in various museums and sites in Egypt. He was Director of the Valley of the Kings excavation site in Luxor until 2011. Following that, he was Deputy Director of Akhenaten Museum. Since 2016, Ahmed has been the General Manager of Mallawi Museum which re-opened having been renovated and the indoor decoration and design renewed.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2009, Ahmed was based in the Department of Egypt and Sudan and his partner placement was spent at The Collection – Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire.

Ahmed’s exhibition proposal, with colleagues Hesham Hamed and Wael Morsi Hamada, was entitled Ginger – Reconsidering the display of human remains.

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Asmaa El-Rabat

Egyptian Museum

Asmaa joined the ITP in 2014 as a Curator of Archaeology at the Egyptian Museum. In 2016 she became the Head of Archives at the Egyptian Museum. Since the ITP summer programme Asmaa became a Curator of Internal Exhibition Management and joined the British Museum’s Egyptian Documentation Project, sponsored by Arcadia Fund. Through this project Asmaa and her team are conducting archival research and archiving photographic negatives.…Read More
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Asmaa joined the ITP in 2014 as a Curator of Archaeology at the Egyptian Museum. In 2016 she became the Head of Archives at the Egyptian Museum. Since the ITP summer programme Asmaa became a Curator of Internal Exhibition Management and joined the British Museum’s Egyptian Documentation Project, sponsored by Arcadia Fund. Through this project Asmaa and her team are conducting archival research and archiving photographic negatives. In April 2018 this work culminated in the opening at the Egyptian Museum of the exhibition Capturing Egypt on Glass.

Asmaa’s role involves the documentation, rehousing and digitization of glass negatives, as part of a preservation project in cooperation between the British Museum and the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities. Asmaa gives training course and lectures inside and outside the Egyptian Museum, Cairo, to spread knowledge about archives around Egypt.

Asmaa is involved in the cooperation project between in the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the European Union for a new display of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo, but collecting the suitable archive materials for the new display.

In October 2020, Asmma obtained her Master’s degree. Her thesis was titled, The treasures of the Egyptian Museum archive – Theoretical, practical, and Analytical Studying.

In November-December 2020, Asmaa participated in the Levantine Foundation training course, organized by the British Museum, Levantine Foundation and the Egyptian Exploration Society, and the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities. The course was titled, Safeguarding Egyptian Cultural Heritage through Preservation, Conservation and Digitisation, Cairo.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2014, Asmaa was based in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan and her partner placement was spent at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford.

Asmaa’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Daily Life in Ancient Egypt in the Past and Present.

Asmaa’s place on the programme was generously supported by the John S. Cohen Foundation.

Continued Dialogue
Asmaa attended an Egyptian ITP Fellow reunion held at the British Embassy in Cairo, in April 2018.

ITP Newsletter Publications
ITP Newsletter Issue 3 (2016), How the ITP changed my life

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Sahar El-Sayed

Textile Museum

Sahar is Director of the Textile Museum in Cairo, having previously worked there as a curator of Roman and Islamic Textiles.Read More
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Sahar is Director of the Textile Museum in Cairo, having previously worked there as a curator of Roman and Islamic Textiles.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2007, Sahar was based in the Department of Egypt & Sudan and her partner placement was spent at Glasgow Museums.

Sahar’s place on the training programme was generously supported by the Barakat Trust.

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Sabah Aglemed el-Suragsl

Sudan National Museum

Sabah is a Curator at the Sudan National Museum (SNM) in Khartoum, Sudan.Read More
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Sabah is a Curator at the Sudan National Museum (SNM) in Khartoum, Sudan.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2006, Sabah was based in the Department of Egypt and Sudan and her partner placement was at the Bowes Museum, County Durham and Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, Newcastle.

Legacy Projects
In March 2010 Sabah attended the Cairo Conference Towards a global network, where she presented a paper on the displays of Meroitic culture at the Sudan National Museum.

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Sarah Abdolattif Elsheekh Mohammed Elbasheer

National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums (NCAM)

Sarah has a BA from the department of Archaeology at the University of Khartoum. She focused on Ancient Egyptian medicines and mummification in the Nile valley. Sarah currently works at the National Museum of Sudan as a curator, where her duties are divided into three sections: exhibitions, documentation and storage. She is particularly interested in display and is working on the museum’s project to renovate the main hall and rewrite showcase labels.…Read More
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Sarah has a BA from the department of Archaeology at the University of Khartoum. She focused on Ancient Egyptian medicines and mummification in the Nile valley. Sarah currently works at the National Museum of Sudan as a curator, where her duties are divided into three sections: exhibitions, documentation and storage. She is particularly interested in display and is working on the museum’s project to renovate the main hall and rewrite showcase labels.

Sarah also gives tours of the museum to visitors, works in the store rooms and is an inspector for archaeological sites in Sudan.

Before working as a curator for NCAM Sarah worked as an inspector for various foreign missions working on archaeological excavations at sites including Benganarti, Meroe (Royal City), Sabaloka and Khor Shambat.

In 2016 Sarah attended training in restoration at the China National Silk Museum and delivered a paper at the Meroitic Conference in Prague on the glass industry in the Meroitic period.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme, Sarah was based in the Department of Egypt and Sudan, and spent her partner placement at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology.

Sarah worked with Yohana Frias on her Object in focus project, Hunt Krater: A Journey of Culture.

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Haitham Eliman

Sudan National Museum

Haitham is currently studying archaeology at the University of Dongola in the faculty of Arts & Human Studies and works in Sudan National Museum. He is also responsible for the display of objects in Aljazeera Museum. Haitham is particularly interested in prehistory pottery and methods of display. His main responsibilities include arranging the collection in the store rooms, studying the collection, documenting objects and processing objects arriving from sites.…Read More
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Haitham is currently studying archaeology at the University of Dongola in the faculty of Arts & Human Studies and works in Sudan National Museum. He is also responsible for the display of objects in Aljazeera Museum.

Haitham is particularly interested in prehistory pottery and methods of display. His main responsibilities include arranging the collection in the store rooms, studying the collection, documenting objects and processing objects arriving from sites. He also participates in archaeological missions (excavations and conservation).

He is also responsible for displaying the collection of objects from the Sea Ports Corporation Museum in Sudan – a corporation that governs, constructs and maintains the ports, harbours and lighthouses.

Haitham has taken part in a Children’s Museum Cairo training course in 2013 and course in Poland with Adam Misczfitsch University.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme 2017, Haitham was based in the Department of Egypt and Sudan and spent his partner placement with The Collection – Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire and the University of Nottingham Museum.

Haitham worked with fellow Lena Lambrinou (Architect – Archaeologist, The Acropolis Monuments Restoration Service, Greece) on his exhibition proposal project, entitled Trade in Action: From Mycenae to Britain and Sudan.

Haitham’s participation on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the Aall Foundation.

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