Object in Focus: 2018 proposals

Each year ITP summer programme fellows are asked to plan and propose a temporary exhibition, drawing on their existing museum experience and the skills learnt during the programme. 2018 fellows embraced new project elements and produced an exciting array of object in focus exhibition proposals.

Fellows selected an object from the Museum’s collection around which to design their Object in focus exhibition and worked within the theme of journeys. Fellows were asked to work in partnership with a colleague from another country, and together to work with an object from outside of their areas of expertise. These developments encouraged fellows to think not just about methods of research and the history of the object, but also about concepts, interpretation, audiences, marketing, merchandising and events.

Working on the project proposal together provided yet another excellent opportunity to develop strong working relationships. It demonstrated the benefits and challenges of working collaboratively and will enhance the ITP global network. The exhibition proposal project always proves to be a highlight of the programme. It clearly demonstrates the work and imagination that goes into all the fellows’ proposals and the Supporters Reception is an opportunity for our participants to share their ideas. Please find each pairs object in focus  title and poster below.

Croatia & Egypt
My journey is my home, my home is my life: Okbash tent pole bag

Ivan Radman and Mohamed Bassem

Ivan Radman-Livaja & Bassem Mohammed Ezzat

Sudan & Rwanda
Life after Death: A Chinese tomb figure

Chantal and Huyum

Huyam Khalid Mohammed Madani & Chantal Umuhoza

Turkey & Mexico
Ceremonial Journey: How a tradition came from Egypt to Sudan

Mariana and Dilek

Dilek Karaaziz Şener & Mariana Sainz Pacheco

China & Egypt
Wayfinder: Journeys on the Ocean

Xi Liyi and Rana Ramadan

Xu Liyi & Rana Ramadan Mahmoud

India & Turkey
Boats: Journey of Civilisations

Okan and Pankaj

Pankaj Protim Bordoloi & Mustafa Okan Cinemre

Malaysia, Uganda & India
Guts & Eternal Glory

Three ITP fellows stand behind a table with their Object in focus project material on display

Rafidah Bahari, Solomy Nansubuga Nabukalu & Namrata Sarmah

Myanmar & Azerbaijan
Journey Towards Eternity

Rema and Cherry

Cherry Thinn & Rema Zeynalova

Nepal & Lebanon
A Story of a Youth

Hoda Object in focus

Roshan Singh Mishra & Hoda Abulgheni El Chayah

Sudan & Philippines
Hunt Krater: A Journey of Culture

Yohana Object in focus

Sarah Abdollatif Elsheekh Mohammed Elbasheer & Ma. Yohana Frias

India & Oman
Pathfinders: Outrigger Pacific Canoes

Suruchika and Ali Object in Focus

Suruchika Chawla & Ali Salim Mahad Al Kathiri

Greece & China
Metis Art and a Journey of Identity

Mao and Amalia

Amalia Kakissis & Mao Lei