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Yanoa Pomalima, wearing a grey jumper and orange shirt.

Yanoa Pomalima Carrasco

Ministry of Culture Peru, National Museum (MUNA)


Country: Peru


As part of the Ministry’s museum team, Yanoa assists in the development of guidelines and advice to 56 different museums on issues of exhibitions, curatorship, and education. As a Museologist, responsibilities include communication with professionals from the education and curatorial departments of the museums to address their needs. Alongside this, she works on digital workshops for museum workers, proposals for virtual educational activities, scripts for exhibitions, curatorial content for 360 virtual tours, and audio guides.

Due to previous experience in participatory curatorial development with native communities, Yanoa encourages colleagues to include local voices and their ideas to create meaningful narratives that highlight stories behind collections. She also assists on the development of temporary exhibitions and coordinates the collection’s photographs for publications.

Yanoa is currently working on the creation of a virtual museum, creating digital, 3-dimensional environments and working with the museum research team to create a tool for educators.

Museum interests include Peruvian museums and the current connection they have with ancestral cultures. Other interests are the methodologies and practices currently applied in different museums around the world on issues such as counter-narratives, technology, and educational programming as well as policies relating to sustainability.

At the British Museum

During Yanoa’s time on the International Training Programme she spent time in whole group sessions for a detailed overview of all aspects of the Museum’s work, both front of house and behind the scenes.  She also attended range of subject specialist sessions, tailored sessions, chosen to reflect her professional interests, role profile and current projects and programmes. Yanoa spent her partner placement at Glasgow Museums.

Yanoa’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the Aall Foundation.