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Qurat Al Ain

Ca' Foscari, University of Venice

PhD Student

Country: Pakistan


Qurat al Ain is an archaeologist and enjoys every aspect of archaeology. For a long time she has been working in the field carrying out surveys, excavations and documentation, (dealing with antiquities from in situ to showcasing in the museum) which have become her prime interests in recent years. Qurat al Ain has worked on Buddhist sites and likes to explore built heritage of Muslim and Hindu periods e.g. art & architecture.

Her main work as a field archaeologist was to devise and execute projects such as surveys, excavations, report writing and so on. She supported students in fieldwork and helped them with their research. Qurat facilitated teaching and learning within the museum by delivering lectures to the students on museology and teaching them basics of museum studies such as cataloguing, registration and packing and transportation of museum objects. She also held workshops and seminars for students and scholars in collaboration with foreign and local missions.

Aside from Archaeology Qurat al Ain takes an interest in current affairs and loves to read.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme 2017, Qurat al Ain was based in the Asia Department and spent her partner placement with The The Collection – Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire and the University of Nottingham Museum.

Qurat al Ain worked with fellow Elnzeer Tirab (Curator, Khalifa House, Sudan) on her exhibition proposal project, entitled Path of Renunciation: Clothing as Symbol of Ascetic Life.

Qurat al Ain’s participation on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the Thriplow CharitableTrust and the Rangoonwala Foundation.