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Asuman Alpagut

Museum of Anatolian Civilizations

Museum Researcher & Anthropologist

Country: Turkey


Asuman is an Anthropologist and Museum Researcher at the Museum of Anatolian Civilization in Turkey. Asuman’s primary role is to carry out an anthropological analysis and create reports on any skeletons that arrive from the anthropological excavation.

Currently, Asuman is responsible for the identification, inventory, reporting, cataloguing and security of the museum artefacts that belong to the Paleolithic, Neolithic and Chalcolithic Age. This also includes the display and cleaning processes of such artefacts. Asuman is also involved in the museum education section where she is managing daily and long term projects and she often acts as a duty officer where she is responsible for the opening and closing of museum and hosting governmental visits.

Asuman has written a total of 15 articles on museum education and anthropology of which two have been shared internationally. Asuman also has a master’s degree in Paleoanthropology and Social Environmental Sciences. She has attended a number of seminars and courses on museum education, is a member of ICOM and sits on the board of the Association of Ankara Turkey Museums.

At the British Museum

During her time on the International Training Programme Asuman was based in the Department of Greece and Rome and she spent her partner placement at National Museums Northern Ireland.

Asuman worked with Ye Ye (China) on her Object in focus project. Their exhibition proposal was titled The Journey of the Zande Pot.

Asuman’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the de Laszlo Foundation.

ITP Newsletter Publications
ITP Newsletter Issue 7 (2020) Continue to Learn Museum: Educational activities with new creations at the Anatolian Civilizations Museum