Up-date on the International Training Programme 2019

With less than seven weeks now to the start of the ITP summer programme 2019 I wanted to share with you an up-date on our plans and progress.


This year’s programme will take place from Saturday 6 July to Saturday 17 August and we will be welcoming fellows from the following countries and regions:

Some familiar to the ITP global network – China; Egypt; Ghana; India; Iraq; Kurdistan; Pakistan; Myanmar; Palestine; Philippines; Sudan and Turkey.

And some exciting new additions for 2019 – Colombia; Georgia; Romania; Sri Lanka and Uzbekistan.

Over the next few weeks we’ll look forward to share our ITP fellows 2019 biographies with you.

As usual fellows will spend ten days of the programme at a Partnership UK institution, between Monday 29 July and Wednesday 7 August. Sadly, we won’t be working with the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford or Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives this summer but we are looking forward to welcoming them back into the network in 2020.

So UK Partner museums for 2019 will include:

  • The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire & Nottingham University Museum
  • Glasgow Museums
  • Manchester Museum, Manchester Art Gallery & Whitworth Art Gallery
  • National Museums Northern Ireland
  • Norfolk Museums Service
  • Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, Newcastle

The fellows 2019 will take part in sessions, workshops, working groups, behind-the-scenes tours and study visits, all designed to give as wide as possible an overview of museums in the UK.  We also like to ensure that the programme continues reacting to contemporary issues and challenges in the museum world so both content and format change each year to reflect current thinking in the sector.  So for 2019 new sessions will focus around:

  • How to network
  • Daily reflections
  • Coaching
  • Fellow-led working groups
  • Equality and diversity
  • Sustainability
  • Culture and conflict
  • Manga マンガ
  • Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic World

Perhaps most significantly for 2019 will be that Rebecca and Jessica sadly won’t be with us. Over the next few weeks new team members will join me and when they do, they will be sure to introduce themselves to you via the ITP blog and Facebook pages.  And I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone – fellows, UK Partners and my colleagues around the Museum –  for their kind and generous offers of help and support – just to know you are thinking of us in the build-up to the summer programme has been wonderful.

And I’ll be looking forward to sharing more ITP 2019 news with you in due course.