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Andrea Terrón Gomez

Freelance, based in Canada

Museum Specialist and Independent Consultant

Country: Guatemala

Biography

Andrea is an anthropologist from Guatemala, with a little over 10 years’ experience in museums, national and private, working with cataloguing, documenting, exhibition planning and other procedures that are core to any museum around the world.

During her career she decided to apply abroad and had the opportunity to study for a master’s and PhD candidacy in Osaka, Japan. She studied at Osaka University and at the National Museum of Ethnology. At the museum, Andrea had the opportunity to study under professors who work for museums, the lessons she learned are priceless, and she continues to learn from that international academic environment.

She returned to Guatemala in 2013, worked as a curator, and was based at the Del Valle University collaborating with different exhibitions and storage planning projects as an independent consultant.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme 2017, Andrea was based in the Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas and spent her partner placement with Norfolk Museums Service.

Andrea worked with fellow Raneen Kiresh (Public Programmes and Exhibitions Coordinator, The Palestinian Museum) on her exhibition proposal project, entitled Red and Blue: The Evil Eye across Borders.

Andrea’s participation on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust.

Legacy Projects
Andrea was the Senior Fellow for the 2018 summer programme. She supported the ITP team in the build up to, during and after the Summer Programme, attended by 23 museum professionals from 17 countries. Following on from this Andrea also took on the role of guest editor of the 2019 ITP newsletter.

ITP Newsletter Publications
ITP Newsletter Issue 6 (2019), Connectivity in the 21st century: making collections accessible, Contextualising Guatemala’s archaeological past
ITP Newsletter Issue 6 (2019), Global perspectives: Museums in the modern, digital world
ITP Newsletter 9 (2022), Process, Development and Results Robert Bateman: Heart & Home