In 2020 the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust generously continued their support for the development and delivery of the International Training Programme (ITP). This support enabled ITP Senior Fellows to participate in the ITP Futures legacy project.

The project looked ahead to the future and aimed at developing the best ways in which Senior Fellows can help shape the future of both the annual programme and legacy projects.

A major outcome of ITP Futures was the ITP Advisory Board, the first of which is a pilot project with the Senior Fellows as the first members. Members of the ITP Advisory Board will assist with the planning and development of current and future ITP projects, and will advise on the ITP from their home countries. Members of the ITP Advisory Board will bring their skills, knowledge and lived experience of culture and heritage sectors around the world to help shape the programme and support the planning and development of current projects.


  • To offer advice, formulate opinions and make recommendations that help the ITP programme grow and achieve its goals.
  • To provide helpful perspectives and solid ideas that can give an insight for specific programming like ITP+ courses and the selection of future fellows and senior fellows.
  • To lend skills, guidance, and knowledge for the ITP fellows.
  • To be the impartial third party that can be a bridge between the BM ITP-Programme and the ITP fellows.
  • To promote the programme in the museum community from their localities and other fellow museum associations.
  • To expand the network through event planning with new and different partners, connecting the programme and the fellows to a new audience.


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The Advisory Board would love to hear ideas and feedback from the ITP network. If you have an idea for future projects or suggestions for the future of the ITP, please send us an email. Your submission will be shared with the Board at their next meeting.



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