Hayk arrives: Senior Fellow 2017

Hayk Mkrtchyan, Senior Fellow 2017

I arrived in sunny London on the afternoon of Saturday 3rd June.  After an hour long car journey from Heathrow Terminal 4 my taxi dropped me off at my lovely flat in Camden.

North Villas

I left my heavy suitcase, full of presents, to walk around the city of London. I walked past places I visited when I came on the ITP in 2014: Schafer House, The British Museum, Westminster Bridge, and London Bridge. Later that day I visited an exhibition on ‘Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths’ at the British Library.

British Library

After a long two days in London, I was happy to arrive at the Information Desk in the Great Court of the British Museum on 5th June at 10am sharp.  I met Becca who assisted me with receiving my keys, staff passes and gave me a general introduction to the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, where I will be based during my stay. I met with Claire and John (the new member of ITP team) and other members of the department.


Shortly after I arrived I sat down with the ITP team for a brief overview of the programme, my role and responsibilities over the next 3 months.

Later in the afternoon I looked through the profiles of the 2017 Fellows, making a simple analysis on their professional background, current work and general interests. We are going to have great time in the UK this Summer!

british museum

Looking forward to meeting you all soon right here!