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Cherry Thinn

Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture, Myanmar

Assistant Curator

Country: Myanmar


Cherry holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Distance Education (Yangon) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Museology from National University of Arts and Culture (Yangon). She has contributed to national and international special exhibitions and the upgrading of permanent displays in cultural and archaeological museums under the Department of Archaeology and National Museum. Cherry worked with colleagues at the National Museum (Nay Pyi Taw) from 2010 to 2016.

Since 2016 Cherry has been working for Halin Archaeological Museum as an Assistant Curator. Her principle responsibility in this role is curatorial works for the Archaeological Museum, focusing on the Prehistoric and Proto-historic Period Burial Site Museums and Stone Inscription Shelter in Halin. At these sites Cherry has a diverse range of responsibilities including acquisitions, documentation, public education, conducting special exhibitions in the Archaeological museum and looking after the collections.

Cherry conducts research on the study of Myanmar Gems Museum, the current situation of Nat Beliefs in Myanmar houses and the educational role at the National Museum. More recently she has collaborated with colleagues from the Institute of Earth Science, Academia Sinica to analyse the composition of objects made from stone, glass and metal, as a result of finds from a Myanmar-French excavation team.

Cherry is studying for a Masters degree in Cultural Heritage and Museology from Capital Normal University in Beijing, China.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme, Cherry was based in the Asia Department and her partner placement was spent at Glasgow Museums.

Cherry worked with Rema Zeynalova (Azerbaijan) on her Object in Focus project, Journey Towards Eternity.

Cherry’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the Charles Wallace Burma Trust.