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Elnzeer Tirab

Khalifa House


Country: Sudan

ITP Year: 2017


Elnzeer has a master in Folklore Science and is interested in oral history and ethnographic collections. Previous to his current role Elnzeer conducted research in western Sudan and worked in the Nyala Museum.

In his current role Elnzeer is responsible for the daily supervision of the museum, conducting museum tours and official visits and the documentation of the collection.

Elnzeer is currently researching objects from the Ethnographic Collections in Khalifa House and documenting the Mahdiys objects, kept in the storerooms.

During his time on the International Training Programme Elnzeer developed his knowledge of marketing, fundraising, education and exhibitions.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme 2017, Elnzeer was based in the Department of Egypt and Sudan and spent his partner placement at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford.

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.  Elnzeer worked with fellow Qurat ul Ain (Pakistan) on his exhibition proposal project, entitled Path of Renunciation: Clothing as Symbol of Ascetic Life.

Elnzeer’s participation on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the Salomon Oppenheimer Philanthropic Foundation.