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Fatma Doġruer

General Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Museums

Culture and Tourism Expert

Country: Turkey

ITP Year: 2009


As a conservation expert, Fatma is responsible for overseeing restoration projects of registered buildings and counselling museum projects. Her major research interests include preventative conservation, museum design and civil architecture.

Fatma received her BArch (1999-2003) and MA in History of Architecture (2003-2006) from Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey). From 2015 – 2016 Fatma was a visiting scholar in the Museum Science Graduate Program at Texas Tech University U.S.A. In 2023 Fatma attained her PhD in Conservation of Cultural Properties from Gazi University (Ankara, Turkey).

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2009, Fatma was based in the Department of Greece and Rome.

In 2009 an element of the programme was a morning of presentations, in which groups of participants presented a 10-minute illustrated talk, prompted by the task to consider a new display of the fellows cultures at the British Museum.  Fatma presented an exhibition proposal with colleague Abdülmecit Arigüzel (Turkey), entitled The Nereid Monument – A New Display.

Legacy projects
In November 2023 Fatma participated in an ITP legacy project attending the Museums Association Conference held in Newcastle-Gateshead. With fellows from Nigeria, Peru, Philippines and Sri Lanka, Fatma attended a programme structured around the 3-day MA Conference on The Power of Museums.

ITP Newsletter Publications
ITP Newsletter Issue 4 (2017), Being brave, taking risks: New cultural frontiers for Turkey