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Jana Alaraj

Viennacontemporary International Art Fair

Digital and Social Media specialist

Country: Palestine

ITP Year: 2011


Jana joined the ITP in 2011 as a student in the Department of Architecture and Archaeology at Birzeit University. Since the ITP Jana completed a masters at the University of Applied Arts Vienna in Social Design-Arts as Urban Innovation and is now working on a PhD.

Jana is now a Digital and Social Media specialist working for Viennacontemporary International Art Fair.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2011, Jana was based in the Middle East Department and her partner placement was spent at Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives.

In 2011 participants were asked to develop a proposal for a small temporary exhibition using an object from the British Museum’s collections.  Jana’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Zoning Out.

Jana’s participation on the 2011 International Training Programme was generously supported by The Altajir Trust.

Legacy Projects
Jana was the Senior Fellow for the 2014 Summer Programme. She supported the ITP team in the build up to, during and after the Summer Programme, attended by 22 museum professionals from 11 countries.

In November 2015 Jana attended the ITP Mumbai Workshop Creating Museums of World Stories. The workshop was held at CSMVS and was attended by many ITP fellows from different years and countries, UK partners and British Museum Colleagues. Workshop delegates were split into groups of mixed nationality and asked to create exhibition proposals based on the concept of Your city and the world – examining how national and international stories are interconnected, through the lens of material culture. Jana’s team from Delhi, Kenya, Mumbai, Nigeria, Jerusalem and UK, chose Bristol and the idea of migration and invisible communities as their project.

In 2016 Jana attended the Museum Association Conference in Glasgow with the ITP team and the fellows she worked with at the Mumbai Workshop. After the conference the group travelled to Bristol Museum & Art Gallery to begin working on their project and creating an online exhibition. The Bristol Online Exhibition was completed in 2018.