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Beimote Ngozi Etim

Currency Museum, Central Bank of Nigeria


Country: Nigeria

ITP Year: 2017


As a curator, Beimote is responsible for the day to day running of the Central Bank of Nigeria Currency Museum. She is interested in understanding what the visitor thinks – how they react to the displays and what would improve their experience and encourage return visits. She aims to make the Currency Museum appeal to the younger generation to ensure the museum can have a meaningful impact on their future.

In her day to day work, Beimote is responsible for planning and maintaining the roster for visiting students, organising programmes for schools, and accessioning objects along with accurate documentation. This involves the complete and accurate indexing, labelling and cataloguing of artefacts.

Beimote has a BA in Public and Administrative Studies, a Masters in Public and International Affairs, and a Masters in Museum Studies from Newcastle University. She is currently studying for a PhD at Teesside University.

Beimote has previously held the positions of Principal Policy Officer, Education Officer, and Assistant Curator at the Currency Museum. Her interest in the Museum and Heritage Sector developed from 2009 when her organisation decided to open the Currency Museum. Prior to that time, Beimote worked in operations at the Central Bank of Nigeria in Abuja and had not visited a museum before.

At the British Museum

During her time on the International Training Programme 2017, Beimote was based in the Department of Coins and Medals and spent her partner placement with Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives.

In 2017 participants were asked to develop a proposal for an Asahi Shimbun Display – a temporary exhibition in Room 3 at the British Museum – based around a ‘spotlight’ object. Beimote worked with fellow Guo Xifeng (China) on her exhibition proposal project, titled Casting Civilisations: The Art of Bronze Making in China and Nigeria.

Beimote’s participation on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the Aall Foundation.

Legacy Projects
In 2020, Beimote attended the International Training Programme’s series of online subject specialist sessions. Beimote attended:
The role of Rwandan Museums in protecting traditional knowledge
Circulating Artefacts: A global platform against the looting and trafficking of cultural property
Collecting COVID-19
The Samarkand Half Marathon, cultural accessibility and ‘going digital’ during COVID-19
Setting up a Subject Specialist Network (SSN)
Egyptology in Lockdown: Connecting collections with isolated people

In 2022 Beimote was awarded an ITP Conferenced Grant to attend the International Council of Museums Conference Prague.

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

ITP Newsletter Publications
ITP Newsletter Issue 5 (2018), Bulletin Board