ITP Goodbye from Anna

Written by Anna Spencer, ITP Coordinator

I would like to share with you that I am leaving my role as International Training Programme Coordinator at the end of this month, after almost 5 years with the ITP. I joined Claire on the programme in August 2019 and we welcomed George to the team not long after that.

My time on the ITP has been inspiring and I am very grateful to have met so many amazing people along the way whilst learning about other cultures and having the privilege to hear firsthand about the museum and heritage sector around the world.

A group of people stand for a photo in front of a sign for Stonehenge

As well as working on the annual programmes and our regular legacy projects, I had the chance to manage the ITP Futures online and onsite projects which turned into the ITP Advisory Board and I look forward to seeing how that develops. As a team, we have experienced some unique times over the years, such as being furloughed and getting through a pandemic and I did this with the support of Claire and George alongside such a brilliant global network.

Group photo in the grand gallery of the National Museum of Scotland

I started working at the British Museum as a temporary Visitor Services Assistant in 2013 and went on to work in the Africa, Oceania and the Americas Department, followed by Collection, Projects and Resources and finally the ITP. I am now going to focus on opportunities closer to home in Cambridge and look forward to what comes next – I may be in touch with the network soon about some exciting collaborative projects, but more on that later!

A group stand around an interactive museum display at National Museum of Scotland
ITP fellows sitting on the steps outside of a country house