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Jackline Nyiracyiza

Uganda National Museum

Senior Conservator

Country: Uganda

ITP Year: 2013


Jackie participates in the collection, documentation, preservation and presentation of archaeological materials at Uganda National Museum. She is also responsible for carrying out identification, documentation, protection and recommendation of sites for recognition as national monuments of the country. Jackie enjoys working with the community to share the value and significance of preserving archaeological materials for posterity.

Upon returning to Uganda after the ITP Jackie organized a five-day skills development programme for staff at the Museums and Monuments Department in Uganda as a follow-up to the new skills Jackie gained from the summer programme. More recently Jackie successfully presented a five-year project for the department of museums and monuments, to which government allocated funds to develop museums and heritage sites. With the available funds Jackie and her colleagues constructed a regional museum in eastern Uganda and are using the skills gained during the ITP to install exhibitions. Jackie also plans to construct a transport gallery at the National Museum Headquarters, build a fence at Nyero rock art site, and start renovations at one of the old Palaces in Uganda. With support from UNESCO, Jackie is spearheading excavations of 2 rock art sites in eastern Uganda and hopes to publish a report in Azania.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2013, Jackie was based in the Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, and her partner placement was spent at Lincoln Museum and Nottingham University Museum.

In 2013 participants are asked to prepare a project outlining an exhibition proposal based on the space and programme for the British Museum’s Asahi Shimbun Displays in Room 3.  Jackie’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Kono Fashion.

Jackie’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by Miles Morland.

Legacy Projects
In 2017 Nelson Abiti (Uganda, ITP 2013) successfully applied for an ITP collaborative award entitled The Road to Reconciliation. As Nelson’s colleague Jackie will contribute to the project.

In October 2018 Jackie helped deliver an ITP+ course on museum Interpretation at the Nubian Museum in Aswan, Egypt. The course used a series of case studies, a visitor experience activity, four workshops, two label writing sessions and a panel discussion to think about the types of interpretation being used in museums across the globe.

Continued Dialogue
In 2016 Jackie worked with the African and Oceanic Section at the British Museum to develop Rock Art panels, to be installed at the regional museum of Soroti, eastern Uganda.