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Dina Ramadan Gohar Mekhemer

Alexandria National Museum


Country: Egypt

ITP Year: 2023


As a curator, Dina is responsible for the opening of the museum, supervising security, cleaning, and the ticketing system for arriving visitors. Dina gives talks and tours to different visitor groups such as schools, universities, and VIPs. She believes that engaging with young audiences is particularly important for the museum and is currently developing educational games for your people to engage with whilst visiting the museum.

Dina is also responsible for raising awareness of sustainability and its importance in preserving heritage in the museum. She is currently coordinating an annual activity initiative which she launched to raise awareness of the importance of preserving heritage from the impact of climate change. She is also part of a team who are currently coordinating a festival to introduce sustainable heritage to children and young people at the museum.

At the British Museum

During her time on the International Training Programme Dina was based in the Department of Egypt and Sudan and spent her UK partner placement at Manchester Museum, Manchester Art Gallery, and Whitworth Art Gallery. 

As an ongoing project throughout the six-week programme, fellows were asked to use their existing skills and experience, and the knowledge gained throughout the annual programme, to create, develop, and propose a new interpretation for an object currently on display in the British Museum. Dina, along with her departmental group, used their object, a ceramic female figure from the pre dynasty period of ancient Egypt, to explore themes of motherhood the female iconography.  

Dina’s participation on the International Training Programme was generously supported by an anonymous donor.