ITP Conference Grant awarded to Rema Zeynalova (Azerbaijan, ITP 2018)

Written by Claire Messenger, Manager, International Training Programme.

We are excited to announce that next ITP Conference Grant of 2023 has been awarded to Rema Zeynalova (Azerbaijan, ITP Fellow 2018).

Rema will be using her support grant to travel to the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore from 20 – 24 November 2023 for an ICOM CECA conference titled Museums: Shaping the Future of Education.

Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore

Rema is Chief Specialist at the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum.  There she organises lectures and workshops on a variety of museum themes.  She also coordinates local and international exhibitions and projects and programmes organised by the Museum.  Additionally, Rema serves as Secretary of ICOM Azerbaijan (ICOM Azerbaijan National Committee) and coordinates the local and international conferences organised by ICOM Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum

Rema has been asked to speak at the conference on the Interactive Experiences of Children at the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum and this will be the first time, at the ICOM CECA conference, that she will have the opportunity to share the experience of the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum.

She also hopes the conference will give her an opportunity to meet professionals and experts in the field of museum education and learn from their expertise, which will be helpful to develop future educational projects in her museum.  Finally, one of her aims during the conference will be to meet new people – connections that she hopes will further expand her professional networks and support her professional development.

Rema is an active member of the ITP global network sharing her skills, knowledge, and stories from the world of culture and heritage through the ITP social media platforms.

We are delighted to be able to support Rema to attend and speak at the conference in Singapore and look forward to her sharing her experience with the wider ITP network.