Museums Association 2018: fellows attending and programme update

We are delighted to announce that we can confirm the attendees of ITP fellows joining us at the Museums Association (MA) conference and exhibition being held in Belfast in November 2018.

ITP fellows attending will be as follows:

Eileen Musundi (Kenya, ITP Fellow 2008 & ITP Senior Fellow 2013)

Head of Exhibits Section, Directorate of Antiquities, Sites and Monuments, National Museums of Kenya

Heba Khairy (Egypt, ITP Fellow 2017)

Curator, The Grand Egyptian Museum

Matsosane Emely Molibeli (Lesotho, ITP Fellow 2017)

Director of Culture, Department of Culture, Lesotho

Meltem Yaşdağ (Turkey, ITP Fellow 2011)

Culture and Tourism Expert, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Ankara

Sayan Bhattacharya (India, ITP Fellow 2009)

Education Officer, Indian Museum, Kolkata (Ministry of Culture, Government of India)

You can find the groups biographies here: Fellows biographies

This year’s MA conference – Dissent: Inspiring hope – Embracing change – will focus on having the courage to challenge traditional thinking to transform museums and society. From Monday 5 to Wednesday 7 November we will attend a tailored programme of visits to museums, galleries and heritage sites in and around Belfast, organised by the International Training Programme team. This will include the opportunity to meet staff and see behind the scenes of the National Museums Northern Ireland spending time in the three sites that make up the NMNI that reflect the creativity, innovation, history, culture and people of Northern Ireland and beyond.

From Thursday 8 to Saturday 10 November 2018, we will attend the Museums Association Conference and Exhibition in Belfast which this year will focus on promoting positive social change and transforming museums and society.

The programme for the Museums Association Conference can be found here

This ITP legacy project will offer further opportunities to exchange knowledge, skills and experiences as well as helping selected ITP fellows and their institutions to continue to develop new skills and experiences.  It will also create networking opportunities with the hope of stimulating potential future collaborations and we are we excited about welcoming our ITP fellows to Northern Ireland.