ITP 2011 Diary: Liberty Bunce

July 25, looking back at the first week of the ITP, 2011

Monday saw the beginning of the ITP programme, and it was a pleasure to meet many participants at Schafer House and at Heathrow airport. Tuesday morning I met Shezza and all the remaining participants at Schafer House to walk to the British Museum to start the presentation day. Although I have lived in London for 3 years and had visited the BM many times, the first day presentations gave a fascinating insight into the history and structure of the museum that I was previously unaware of. It was great to listen to the introductory presentations, as everyone got to know a little bit more about each other, their jobs and their countries. I learnt a lot about museums and places that I had never heard of but now would love to visit! The welcome reception on Wednesday was another opportunity to meet people – both the participants and other people from the BM.

The highlights of the British Museum tour, Wednesday 22nd

I have just completed my BA in History at SOAS, University of London, and am volunteering with the ITP this summer before commencing an MPhil in Modern South Asian Studies in October. I am very excited to have the opportunity to be involved with this programme, as following on from my education I hope to be involved in the museum sector, promoting and facilitating education, research and human interaction within creative spaces, and making education accessible for the wider community. This is an excellent opportunity for me to learn more about the museum sector – the Friday seminar about the use of technologies was particularly interesting –and to create contacts and friendships over the world.

Liberty Bunce, ITP Volunteer