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Rhéa Dagher

Disability Under Siege Project

Research Consultant

Country: Lebanon


Rhéa majored in International Affairs and Diplomacy and has always been interested in everything related to anthropology, sociology, history and archaeology. From a young age Rhéa volunteered on many field excavations and has a passion for museums as creative tools, not only to inform and education visitors but to bring people and objects from different cultures together.

Rhéa has worked in areas including International Affairs and came on the ITP as a research assistant in the Department of Archaeology and Museology at the University of Balamand. In this role she helped with the cleaning and reorganisation of stores, worked on exhibitions and guide development, and conducted research at the ethnographic museum.

In 2016 Rhéa left this role in order to study for a masters in Museology and Cultural Heritage Management at the University of Balamand. Whilst studying Rhéa has been working at Atelier Hapsitus, a pluri-disciplinary collective think-tank, established by artist and architect Nadim Karam in 1996. This work involves documenting and archiving all artworks and projects by Atelier and managing the think-tank’s website content. There is potential for an exhibition to be created based on Rhéa’s archival work.

Rhéa is a Research Consultant for the Disability Under Siege Project. Rhéa joined the project as an arts and culture research consultant, mainly focused on Lebanon’s arts and culture practices regarding inclusivity and disabilities.

Rhéa co-authored a chapter in the book, The Art of Minorities: Cultural Representation in Museums of the Middle East and North Africa.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2014, Rhéa was based in the Middle East Department and her partner placement was spent at Birmingham Museums Trust.

Rhéa’s exhibition project proposal was entitled, Narratives of the Lebanese Civil War, 1975-1990.

Rhéa’s place on the programme was generously supported by the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust.

Legacy Projects
In 2020, Rhéa attended the International Training Programme’s series of online subject specialist sessions. Rhéa attended:
Go mMAD {Make Museums Accessible Digitally}