ITP+ – Exhibitions and permanent displays, 15-19 May 2017 – applications open!

Applications for the first ITP+ Course on Exhibitions and Permanent Displays, to be held from 15 – 19 May 2017, are NOW OPEN!


The background

Open only to past fellows of the British Museum’s International Training Programme, ITP+ Courses are 5-day workshops on selected themes which will focus on specific parts of the current Summer Programme; responding to our alumni’s stated areas of interest and development needs and helping to address identified challenges at their home institutions. Themes will change to reflect the demands and skills gaps of our alumni, contemporary issues and challenges in both the museum and wider cultural heritage sector and will be an opportunity for fellows of varying roles and responsibilities to participate.

In August 2016 the ITP team asked alumni for feedback on potential ITP+ Courses enabling the team to create an analysis of needs and develop courses that would best help our fellows’ career development and support their institutions.

The course

Exhibitions and permanent displays topped the list of courses that would most interest fellows so from 15 – 19 May 2017 our first ITP+ will focus on that theme.

Courses will offer a mix of seminars with colleagues from the British Museum, our UK and Programme Partners, creative workshops, hands-on-sessions and ‘behind the scenes’ tours.  There will also be the opportunity to visit current exhibitions at the British Museum and other major London museums.

There will be a maximum of ten places on the course to enable productive discussions, breakout groups and project work in specific subject areas, with places awarded through an open and competitive application process.

Our brief

The course will provide an opportunity for further professional development; to reconnect with colleagues in the UK; the chance to meet fellows with similar interests from across different years of the ITP and serve to enhance the potential for future collaborations.

The schedule

The course will run from Monday 15 to Friday 19 May 2017.  Participants will fly in on Saturday 13 and leave on Sunday 21 May.

As with the ITP Summer Programme all costs will be covered by the British Museum.

Participants will broaden their understanding of how to develop, manage and deliver temporary exhibitions and permanent displays.  They will create a project proposal plan for their institution.

Sessions will include:-

Concept proposal and development
Interpretation and label writing
Engaging with stakeholders
Managing expectations and risk
Consultation with community groups
Marketing and press

Your application

If you would like to apply, please complete the form attached and return it to by Sunday 19th February 2017.

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact Emma Croft ( or Claire Messenger ( we will be happy to help and advise!