Senior Fellow 2019: Mohamed Mokhtar (ITP 2015, Egypt)

Written by Claire Messenger, ITP Manager

I am delighted to announce that this summer our Senior Fellow will be Mohamed Mokhtar from the Abdeen Palace Museum, Cairo, Egypt.  Mohamed joined us on the International Training Programme in 2015 when he worked for the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation as a Temporary Exhibition Coordinator.  He has been a valued member of the ITP global network ever since attending the ITP Mumbai Workshop Creating Museums of World Stories held at CSMVS in November 2015 and the ITP+ Course on Interpretation in Aswan at the Nubia Museum in October 2018.

During his time on the International Training Programme in 2015, Mohamed was based in the British Museum’s Department of Egypt and Sudan and his UK Partner placement was spent at Manchester Museum and Manchester Art Gallery.

Mohamed was the International Training Programme 2015 Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust Fellow.


In his role as Senior Fellow Mohamed will be able to provide support and guidance to our ITP fellows 2019 through his knowledge of the course, the British Museum, of London and our UK partner museums.  He will be an invaluable member of the ITP team, helping with the logistics and development of the summer programme and offering ideas for our legacy and sustainability projects.

“The role has been a real privilege, I made real suggestions, proposed new ideas and was able to bring fellows’ voices to the attention of the ITP team”
Hayk Mkrtchyan, Armenia, Senior Fellow 2017

Mohamed_AswanMohamed will be able to gain professionally through the opportunity to experience the International Training Programme from the ‘delivery and development’ perspective, by reconnecting with BM and UK partner colleagues and by making new connections across our global network.

“This experience is revitalising and reassuring for one’s career and future projects”
Andrea Terron, Guatemala, Senior Fellow 2018

Mohamed will also take on the role of guest editor of the ITP Newsletter 2020, Issue 7 and we’ll be sharing more news on the theme and focus for next year in due course.


We are really looking forward to welcoming Mohamed back to the British Museum in June and to working with him through this summer’s programme.  The Senior Fellow role, first offered in 2013, has become a regular fixture in the ITP calendar and has become essential to the delivery of the summer programme and I am very confident that Mohamed will be a wonderful addition to the team this year.

You’ll be hearing from Mohamed over the coming months as he introduces himself and his museum and prepares for meeting the 2019 cohort.