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Elghazafi Yousif Eshag Abdallah

Sudan National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums

Senior Curator

Country: Sudan

ITP Year: 2013


Yousif is an archaeologist, particularly interested in the production of ceramics across different Sudanese civilisations. Working in the Documentaiton section, Yousif and his colleagues oversee the registration of new objects coming in from archaeological fieldwork each year. He uses an electronic database as well as a print register.

In 2016 Yousif began conducting researching for his post-doctoral studies at the University of Neuchâtel. In the same year he participated in a British Museum mission at Alkawa archaeological excavation in Sudan.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2013, Yousif was based in the Department of Egypt & Sudan, and his partner placement was spent at Birmingham Museums Trust.

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.  Yousif’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Kaskara – The Sword of Ali Dinar, Last Sultan of Darfur.