A BM and ITP Week for Shreen Amin (ITP 2016) and J.M. Gandhimathi (ITP 2017)

Written by Claire Messenger, International Training Programme Manager

We are delighted to announce that in July we will be welcoming back to the British Museum Shreen Amin (ITP 2016), Director of the Children’s Museum at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and J M Gandhimathi (ITP 2017), Curator in the Arts Section of the Government Museum, Chennai with a responsibly for education programmes.


Shreen at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo

Shreen and Gandhi will be here for projects in the departments of Ancient Egypt and Sudan and Asia respectively, but as both have roles that focus on education, we will be putting together a short ITP-organised programme for them on that subject.

Thankfully, as the ITP summer programme will be in full swing, some of the sessions during that week will be perfect for them. But in addition, both ladies have particularly asked if they might be able to see the delivery of an education programme, particularly something around education and temporary exhibitions. So we have arranged for them to take part in Little feet: becoming artists, which will explore the work of the artist Auguste Rodin and try out different creative techniques – a programme for under 5s and their parents and carers.  They will also have the opportunity to spend time with colleagues at the V&A Museum of Childhood.

Gandhi and Mona

Gandhi with Mona Melling on the ITP 2017

After their time with us, Shreen will be staying on at the Museum to take part in the Annual Egyptological Colloquium which this year will focus on Displaying Egypt. Shreen will present a paper entitled Displaying Egyptian history in the Egyptian regional museums: challenges and future trends.  Meanwhile, Gandhi will travel on to Paris with Daniela De Simone and other colleagues from the Museum’s Asia Department to present on a panel for the European Conference on South Asian Studies (ECSAS). They will discuss their collaboration on the European Research Council funded project Religion, Region, Language and the State, looking at the history and archaeology of the Nilgiri Hills.