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Hoda Abulgheni El Chayah

Ministry of Culture - Directorate General of Antiquities (DGA)


Country: Lebanon

ITP Year: 2018


Since 2015, Hoda has been a full-time employee at the Ministry of Culture – Directorate General of Antiquities (DGA) in the Museum department.

She graduated from the Doures High School – Baalbek in 2006, has a BA in Art and Archaeology from the Lebanese University in 2010, and is currently working on her Master’s degree in Museology. Her Masters dissertation is related to how to display objects in showcases in a professional way and she believes that being able to participate in the International Training Programme 2018 was an opportunity to enhance her professional abilities and gain experience from specialists in all fields of museology especially different exhibition techniques.

Before Hoda started working at the DGA, she worked as field archaeologist at several locations and participated in many training courses and seminars related to the field of archaeology and museology.

In her current role, Hoda’s main responsibility is the inventory of the National Museum’s collection which includes cleaning, marking, photographing and describing each object.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme, Hoda was based in the Middle East Department, and spent her partner placement at Norfolk Museums Service.

In 2018 participants were asked to plan and propose a temporary exhibition, drawing on their existing museum experience and the skills learnt during the programme.  Hoda worked with Roshan Mishra (Nepal) on her Object in focus project entitled, A Story of a Youth.

Hoda’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the de Laszlo Foundation.