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Doaa Abdelsattar Kamel Osman

Museum of Islamic Arts, Ministry of Antiquities

Curator and Chief of Department

Country: Egypt

ITP Year: 2011


Doaa has a BA in Islamic Archaeology from Ain Sham University and is the Curator of glass weights, measurements, scales, badges and medals at the Museum of Islamic Art, Ministry of Antiquities in Cairo. As well as collection management of her section, Doaa’s work includes guided tours and cataloguing objects. She also works with her colleagues in other departments on education, the museum’s guidebook, acting and story-telling and the collection database.

As a member of the team working on temporary exhibitions and international exhibition of foreign affairs, Doaa has been working on label and panel writing for the Museum of Islamic Art. She has worked on the temporary exhibition The Power of Unity and selected objects to be displayed the Cairo Airport Museum.


At the British Museum

During her time on the International Training Programme in 2011, Doaa was based in the Department of Egypt and Sudan and her partner placement was spent at Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives.

In 2011 participants were asked to develop a proposal for a small temporary exhibition using an object from the British Museum’s collections. Doaa’s exhibition project proposal was entitled The Golden Age of the Mamluks.

Doaa’s place on the ITP 2011 was generously supported by the Barakat Trust.