MA Conference Gateshead 2023: Fellows’ Reports

In November 2023 we invited five ITP fellows to join us at the Museums Association (MA) conference in Gateshead.

The theme of the 2023 conference was The Power of Museums and asked the question, how can we create a new vision for the sector? Sessions and workshops explored how museums can help their communities flourish by having a positive impact on health and wellbeing, placemaking, economic regeneration and by providing space to reflect on the pressing issues that we face.

As well as attending the conference, we had the opportunity to spend time at museums, galleries and heritage sites in and around Gateshead and Newcastle. And were also able to connect with some of our of ITP UK partner colleagues.

Now we are happy to share the reports from the five fellows who joined us for the week-long programme in Newcastle-Gateshead. Read about the experiences of each fellow by clicking on their names below.

Aprille Tijam (Philippines, ITP Fellow 2019)
Senior Manager, Exhibitions and Collections, Ayala Museum

Beatrice Adeola Bamigbade (Nigeria, ITP Fellow 2022)
Assistant Chief Conservator, Unity Museum, National Commission for Museum and Monuments (NCMM)

Fatma Sezin Dogruer (Turkey, ITP Fellow 2009)
Culture and Tourism Expert (Architect), Ministry of Culture and Tourism

Sanjeewani Widyarathne (Sri Lanka, ITP Fellow 2019)
Education Promoting Officer, Colombo National Museum

Yanoa Pomalima Carrasco (Peru, ITP Fellow 2022)
Museum and Heritage Consultant, Ministry of Culture

Thank you to our participating fellows for joining us for the conference and writing these excellent reports.

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