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Haitham Eliman

Sudan National Museum


Country: Sudan

ITP Year: 2017


Haitham is currently studying archaeology at the University of Dongola in the faculty of Arts & Human Studies and works in Sudan National Museum. He is also responsible for the display of objects in Aljazeera Museum.

Haitham is particularly interested in prehistory pottery and methods of display. His main responsibilities include arranging the collection in the store rooms, studying the collection, documenting objects and processing objects arriving from sites. He also participates in archaeological missions (excavations and conservation).

He is also responsible for displaying the collection of objects from the Sea Ports Corporation Museum in Sudan – a corporation that governs, constructs and maintains the ports, harbours and lighthouses.

Haitham has taken part in a Children’s Museum Cairo training course in 2013 and course in Poland with Adam Misczfitsch University.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme 2017, Haitham was based in the Department of Egypt and Sudan and spent his partner placement with Lincoln Museum and the University of Nottingham Museum.

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.  Haitham worked with fellow Lena Lambrinou (Architect – Archaeologist, The Acropolis Monuments Restoration Service, Greece) on his exhibition proposal project, entitled Trade in Action: From Mycenae to Britain and Sudan.

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