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Nimat Abdelrahman

Khalifa House Museum


Country: Sudan

ITP Year: 2009


As the Director of Khalifa House Museum in Omdurman, Nimat’s role combines a variety of responsibilities both within and outside of the museum. Her key responsibilities involve curating and managing the museum from budget planning, forecasting and reporting to staff management, recruitment, annual appraisals, disciplinary matters, training, promotion and development.

Nimat also acquires objects or collections of interest to the museum and plans, organises, interprets and presents exhibitions and lectures. She liaises with voluntary groups, schools, the community and businesses to develop, delivery and fund events, publications and development projects. She also deals with enquiries from researchers and the public.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2009, Nimat was based in the Department of Egypt and Sudan and her partner placement was spent at National Museum Wales.

In 2009 an element of the programme was a morning of presentations, in which groups of participants presented a 10-minute illustrated talk, prompted by the task to consider a new display of the fellows’ cultures at the British Museum. Nimat’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Sudanese Culture.

Legacy projects
In October 2018 Nimat attended the ITP+ Course on Museum Interpretation in Aswan. Fellows and colleagues from Egypt, Sudan and around the world listened to interpretation case studies, participated in project work, sessions on label & panel writing and panel discussions on audience surveys and evaluations. The course was hosted by the Nubian Museum.