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Sahara Dahir Ibrahim

Nairobi National Museum

Senior Curator

Country: Kenya

ITP Year: 2011


Sahara is a senior curator at Nairobi National Museum where she works on revenue collection, guiding visitors, developing exhibitions and coordinating with curators on permanent galleries. She particularly enjoys developing storylines and curating exhibitions on social issues and would like to study Somali culture.

Currently Sahara is working on an assignment with CARE International in Somalia, to gain programme development, fundraising and project management skills.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2011, Sahara was based in the Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas and her partner placement was spent at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, Newcastle.

In 2011 participants were asked to develop a proposal for a small temporary exhibition using an object from the British Museum’s collections.  Sahara’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Wedding unlocks Somali culture.

Legacy Projects
In November 2015 Sahara attended the ITP Mumbai Workshop Creating Museums of World Stories. The workshop was held at CSMVS and was attended by many ITP fellows from different years and countries, UK partners and British Museum Colleagues.