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Altaieb Ali, wearing a black jacket and white shirt

Altaieb Abdelslam Abdalla Ali

Sudan National Museum, National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums (NCAM)


Country: Sudan


As Curator at the National Museum of Sudan, Altaieb is responsible for permanent exhibitions and temporary displays, alongside the documentation of the collection and guided tours of the museum. Other areas of the role include packing objects for storage and travel and writing archaeological fieldwork reports. He also supports the work of colleagues, researchers and students.

Altaieb is working on archaeological fieldwork missions focusing on the rehabilitation of Sudan National Museum, creating a database of the prehistory period collection and working on storage and display. Professional interests are the prehistory period, collections databases, documentation and archaeological excavations.

At the British Museum

During Altaieb’s time on the International Training Programme he spent time in whole group sessions for a detailed overview of all aspects of the Museum’s work, both front of house and behind the scenes.  Altaieb also spent some time in the department of Egypt and Sudan. He spent his partner placement at The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire and Nottingham University Museum.

Altaieb worked with the ITP 2022 participants to develop a 15-object trail based on a story they wanted to share based around the British Museum collection. The theme of the trail was Food and drink and Altaieb’s chosen object was a Kerma Moyen bottle from Sudan.

Altaieb’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the Barakat Trust and the Aall Foundation.