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Rashidah Salim

Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

Senior Executive Assistant to the Director

Country: Malaysia


Rashidah has been at the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia since 1997 and, as part of the pioneering staff, has been able to watch the museum grow into itself and become the top museum in the country. In her post as the Senior Executive Assistant to the Director of the museum, Rashidah’s main responsibility is to provide secretarial and administrative support to the director. She is also partly responsible for the management of various aspects of administrative museum works, such as bringing in artefacts to the museum, managing promotion and financial management, handling travelling exhibitions which included involvement in the Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic World at the British Museum.

Participation in the ITP 2016 has led Rashidah to initiate several educational programmes for her museum such as the Immersion in Islamic Arts programme, University-Museum Partnership, School-Museum Partnership, Corporate Day-Out and others. Rashidah is currently producing a learning module, Artventurous Journey for teen visitors to the museum.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2016, Rashidah was based in the Middle East Department, and her partner placement was spent at Birmingham Museums Trust.

Rashidah’s exhibition project proposal was entitled An Ottoman flower garden.

Legacy Projects
In 2019, Rashidah took part in the ITP+ Course on Museums and Education held at CSMVS Mumbai which focussed on the vital role museums can play in education, learning and social development. The workshop was attended by ITP fellows from India, Malaysia,Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe as well as UK partners and British Museum colleagues.

ITP Newsletter Publications
ITP Newsletter Issue 6 (2019), Bulletin Board
ITP Newsletter Issue 7 (2020) Today’s engagement for tomorrow’s audience: Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia partners with University Teknology Mara