Resources from ITP 2018 Senior Fellow Andrea Terron Gomez

Written by Claire Messenger, ITP Manager

This summer we welcomed Andrea Terrón Gómez (Guatemala, ITP Fellow 2017) back to the British Museum for nine weeks as the Senior Fellow 2018.

The role of Senior Fellow is taken on by an ITP fellow to help the team facilitate the summer programme and, in turn, offers the opportunity to gain further training in the delivery and development of skills-sharing programmes, to reconnect with British Museum and UK partner colleagues and to make new connections across our global network.

“The Senior Fellow role is important and necessary, in the sense that the role provides a link between the ITP team and the fellows: Senior Fellows can empathise and understand situations and try to approach both, giving ideas and results”.
Andrea Terrón Gómez (Guatemala, ITP Fellow 2017 & Senior Fellow 2018)

Andrea Object in Focus

(L) Andrea presents her Room 3 (Object in Focus) project with Raneen Kiresh to ITP UK partners, 2017, (R) Andrea helps ITP fellow Okan Cinemre to set up his Object in Focus project, 2018

The Senior Fellow is always an invaluable member of the ITP team and one aspect of their role that we particularly value is their feedback on the summer programme and its successes and challenges: not just reflecting on the part they have played in the programme, but also their overview of the ITP, what worked, what didn’t and what we can add or change in the future.

Andrea gave us some fantastic feedback that we will be working on for 2019, but one of her thoughts from the summer that we’d like to share with our ITP alumni now was around ‘further support’.  Andrea noticed how many of our fellows felt that they needed more information about the summer programme sessions they were enjoying – sometimes introducing them to a topic for the first time. So she spent time at the end of her stay creating a resources document that we could share with all our ITPers.

The resources document gives links to sites that focus on culture and heritage and covers areas such as further training opportunities, display case specifications and conservation.  It also includes a reading list covering topics as varied as exhibitions, audiences, planning and museum theory.

We’d like to thank Andrea very much for highlighting this concern and taking the time to put these resources together for us and we hope you find them useful.

You can access the document as an attachment here.