ITP 2019 Fellows’ Reports: Middle East and Coins & Medals

ITP 2019 fellows who were based in the Departments of Middle East and Coins & Medals are the next to share their reports on the ITP blog!

The Middle East department hosted four ITP fellows this year from Iraq, Kurdistan, Palestine and Uzbekistan. Along with the departments of Asia and Coins & Medals, fellows in Middle East visited the Pitt Rivers Museum and the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.

Coins & Medals welcomed one ITP participant into their department this year. There were two departmental day trips for Coins & Medals: a visit to the Museum of the Bank of England and a VIP tour of the Royal Mint in Llantrisant, Wales.

Middle East

Tamara Alateya
Museum Project Manager, Iraq’s Modern History Museum, Iraq
Partner Placement: National Museums Northern Ireland
Supported by the Mosawi Foundation

Nyaz Azeez Awmar
Director and Archaeologist, Koya Civilization Museum, Kurdistan
Partner Placement: The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire and University of Nottingham Museum
Supported by the Thriplow Charitable Trust

Balqees Nakhla
Collections Assistant, Birzeit University Museum, Palestine
Partner Placement: Norfolk Museums Service
Supported by the Altajir Trust

Alsu Akhmetzyanova
Project Manager, Arts and Culture Development Foundation, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Partner Placement: Glasgow Museums
Supported by the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust

Coins and Medals

Ketevan Chitashvili
Specialist of Cash Circulation and Currency Production, National Bank of Georgia
Partner Placement: Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester Museum and Whitworth Art Gallery
Supported by the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust