Object in Focus: 2018 proposals

Rebecca Horton, International Training Programme Coordinator

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-Livaja & Bassem Mohammed Ezzat

Sudan & Rwanda

Life after Death: A Chinese tomb figure

Huyam Khalid Mohammed Madani & Chantal Umuhoza

Turkey & Mexico

Ceremonial Journey: How a tradition came from Egypt to Sudan

Dilek Karaaziz Şener & Mariana Sainz Pacheco

China & Egypt

Wayfinder: Journeys on the Ocean

Xu Liyi & Rana Ramadan Mahmoud

India & Turkey

Boats: Journey of Civilisations

Pankaj Protim Bordoloi & Mustafa Okan Cinemre

Malaysia, Uganda & India

Guts & Eternal Glory

Rafidah Bahari, Solomy Nansubuga Nabukalu & Namrata Sarmah

Myanmar & Azerbaijan

Journey Towards Eternity

Cherry Thinn & Rema Zeynalova

Nepal & Lebanon

A Story of a Youth

Roshan Singh Mishra & Hoda Abulgheni El Chayah

Sudan & Philippines

Hunt Krater: A Journey of Culture

Sarah Abdollatif Elsheekh Mohammed Elbasheer & Ma. Yohana Frias

India & Oman

Pathfinders: Outrigger Pacific Canoes

Suruchika Chawla & Ali Salim Mahad Al Kathiri

Greece & China

Metis Art and a Journey of Identity

Amalia Kakissis & Mao Lei

In 2019 the ITP team will begin work on consolidating over a decade of exhibition project proposals, in order to make the summer programme work of fellows easily accessible. We will keep you up to date as the project progresses!