ITP Research Grant awarded to Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed Abd el-Salam (Egypt, ITP 2013)

Written by Claire Messenger, Manager, International Training Programme

We are delighted to announce that an ITP Research Grant 2024 has been awarded to Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed Mohamed Abd el-Salam (Egypt, ITP Fellow 2013)

Mohamed, who is Assistant Professor of Archaeology & Museum Studies, in the Archaeology Faculty, Ain Shams University in Cairo, will be using his research grant to work on the launch and operating plan of the first Childrens Museum in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

The goal for Mohamed’s research is to build and prepare full scientific proposal for a Childrens Museum in Samarkand city in Uzbekistan.  Mohamed, who is currently an Associate Professor of Museum Studies at the Silk Road University-Samarkand-Uzbekistan, for this academic year (2023-2024), hopes to launch the first museum for children in this area, and believes this project will benefit his academic career and support the local community.

Since his participation on the ITP Annual Programme 2013, Mohamed has remained an active member of the ITP global network.

In 2015, Mohamed wrote for the ITP Newsletter Issue 2 and shared a profile on the Islamic Art Museum in Cairo.

In 2016 Mohamed was awarded a research fellowship by the State Museums of Dresden (SKD) where he worked for six weeks on a project entitled Expanding Horizons: Tracing heavenly machines form the Arab-Islamic World.  In 2023 Mohamed was also awarded an ITP Conference Grant to travel to the University of Copenhagen, Denmark from 19 -21 April 2023 for the 19th seminar on the Care and Conservation of Manuscripts.

Mohamed also attended an Egyptian ITP Fellow reunion held at the British Embassy in Cairo, in April 2018.

We are delighted to be able to support Mohamed in launching this new museum and look forward to him sharing his experience with the wider ITP network.