Hello from Matthew Nicholaou, ITP Volunteer!
Having been volunteering with the ITP for a few months now, I’ve been asked to introduce myself to you all and say a big hello! My name is Matthew Nicholaou; I am an Ancient History graduate from London and have recently returned from a year travelling through parts of South/South-East Asia and Australia.
As I am due to begin an MA in Cultural Heritage Studies at UCL later this year, my week is largely spent between working in the city, studying, and volunteering here at the BM – as well as finding time to walk my dog Ziggy!
Since returning to London, I have taken advantage of all the delightful museums and galleries England has to offer (British Museum obviously being the best!) and will be sure to point out next time you visit all the weird and wonderful places I know of, particularly in London.
Being Greek Cypriot, I cook (and eat!) a lot and am always on the lookout for ideas. I was fortunate enough to spend time volunteering in India and Nepal where I learnt how to cook traditional dishes with the families I stayed with. With plans to travel more, I am sure to be speaking with you all at some point and will be asking advice on places to visit in your home countries.
I have had the pleasure of meeting some of you on the recent ITP+ course- Exhibitions and Permanent Displays- and with any luck with meet many more of you during my time with the ITP. Recently I have been reorganising and updating the ITP Contact database to keep those interested in the ITP, up-to-date on all the exciting achievements and projects you are doing. The ITP and the amazing community it has made is something I am proud to help out with and I hope to get the chance to speak and learn from you all over the coming weeks.