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Nourah Sammar

The Academy of Korean Studies

MA Student

Country: Palestine

ITP Year: 2009


Nourah has recently returned to education and is studying for an MA at The Academy of Korean Studies. She is conducting research about tourist’s views of museums in Seoul, and exploring several elements of museum functionality and how museums contribute to people learning about Korean culture.

Nourah previously served as a Research Assistant a Coordinator and Administrative Assistant within the Windsor-Birzeit Dignity Initiative and the Democracy and Human Rights Program at Birzeit University.

She has been working on research and other independent projects focusing on human dignity, cultural heritage and arts.

At the British Museum

During her time on the International Training Programme in 2009, Nourah was based in the Department of Middle East and her partner placement was spent at Birmingham Museums Trust.

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.

Legacy Projects

In March 2010 Nourah attended the Cairo Conference Towards a global network.

In November 2015 Nourah attended the ITP Mumbai Workshop Creating Museums of World Stories. The workshop was held at CSMVS Mumbai, India and was attended by many ITP fellows from different years and countries, UK partners and British Museum colleagues.

In 2016, she participated in the Cultural Heritage in Conflicts international workshop at the Uppsala University Department of Peace and Conflict, in cooperation with the Department of Historic Preservation.