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Ameena Abdullah al-Abri

National Museum Oman

Acting Head

Country: Oman

ITP Year: 2014


When Ameena joined the ITP in 2014 she was a Collections Registrar at the National Museum of Oman. Her biggest area of interest was in the field of documentation and collection management, particularly packaging and display.

Since the ITP Ameena has moved to the Learning Centre at the National Museum of Oman as a learning specialist. She is now responsible for school and young people’s programmes, including guided tours; workshops and resources for schools; liaising with teachers to ensure that the programme is relevant; liaising with the Ministry of Education to ensure that schools are encouraged to visit the Museum and that the Museum is directly promoted to schools. She is also responsible for contacting universities and higher education colleges.

In 2015 Ameena participated in the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum Education programme, and in 2016 took part in the Preparation of Education Programmes: creating innovative learning programmes training session at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2014, Ameena was based in the Middle East Department and her partner placement was spent at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford.

In 2014 participants were asked to prepare a project outlining an exhibition proposal based on the Asahi Shimbun Displays – a temporary exhibition in Room 3 at the British Museum.  Ameena’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Frankincense in Oman.

Ameena’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by Steven Larcombe and Sonya Leydecker.