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Elizabeth Alvarado

Independent Consultant

Country: Peru

ITP Year: 2023


Elizabeth is an independent consultant, working with private and public cultural institutions and museums. She also lectures in museum studies across different universities in the city of Lima.

Elizabeth previously worked as a Cultural Manager and Museum Specialist at the Ministry of Culture, where she was focused on visitor experience and communication strategies, providing support and technical advice across the Ministry’s 56 museum sites around the country. She also supervised specific programmes, such as the Open Museums programme, which provides free entry to museums for Peruvian citizens on the first Sunday of every month. Elizabeth was also in charge of coordinating protocols and guidelines for museums relating to reopening after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Elizabeth is interested in audience engagement, inclusion and cultural mediation, fundraising and income generation. She is currently researching Peruvian non-binary and transgender folklore characters as part of her studies to achieve certification as a folklore cultural promoter.

Elizabeth’s dream for museums of the future, is for museums to become more inclusive in aspects relating to human rights and social justice.

At the British Museum

During Elizabeth’s time on the International Training Programme she was based in the Department of Africa, Oceania and Americas and spent her UK partner placement at Glasgow Museums.

As an ongoing project throughout the six-week programme, fellows were asked to use their existing skills and experience, and the knowledge gained throughout the annual programme, to create, develop, and propose a new interpretation for an object currently on display in the British Museum. Working in her departmental group, Elizabeth used their object, a hunting coat made from deer skin, to emphasise the importance of working with the community of origin when displaying objects significant to that culture. Elizabeth’s participation on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust.