The ITP at “The Museum in the Global Contemporary: Debating the Museum of Now”

From 20 – 22 April the ITP team will be taking part in Leicester University’s Museum Studies 50th Anniversary conference “The Museum in the Global Contemporary: Debating the Museum of Now “!

Leicester University is “a lively, energetic and global community” and has a consistently high rating as among the top 30 universities in the UK, and its Museum Studies department is one of the best in the country.

Following our CSMVS Mumbai and British Museum workshop Creating museums of world stories, our session will consider what heritage organisations are doing now, or can do now and in the future to be relevant, inclusive and collaborative on an international scale, through the inclusion of global voices.

We will discuss the outcomes and effects of the Mumbai workshop and consider many of the larger questions which arose during the two days in India, and our specially-chosen ITP facilitators will also make suggestions for what collaborations and partnerships would work in their home countries and institutions.

Selected through open competition from our Mumbai group, we are delighted to be joined by: Xuejing Dai, Educator, Shandong Museum (China, ITP 2015)Nelson Adebo Abiti, Curator, Uganda National Museum (Uganda, ITP 2013)Levent Boz, Specialist, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture (Turkey, ITP 2011) and Hadeer Belal, Curator, Coptic Museum (Egypt, ITP 2013).

We will also be joined by UK Partner reps Ronan Brindley, Head of Learning, Manchester Art Gallery and Andrea Martin, Collections Access Team Leader, The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire

These lucky four will be spending a few days at the BM catching up with colleagues, visiting other departments and preparing for our workshop. We’ll then travel up to Leicester University where we have a full range of incredible sessions to choose from.

You can read more about the conference on and can follow us live-tweeting the event from our ITP Twitter account @britmusitp . We’ll also be posting photos on the Facebook page throughout the week!

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