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Shadia Abdu Rabo

Sudan National Museum

Senior Curator

Country: Sudan


Shadia is a Senior Curator at the Sudan National Museum (SNM) in Khartoum, Sudan. Her projects involve the re-organisation of the collection in SNM storage and she is working on establishing a Nubian Museum in Wadi Halfa.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2006, Shadia was based in the Department of Egypt and Sudan and her partner placement was at the Bowes Museum, County Durham and Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, Newcastle.

Legacy Projects
Since attending the ITP Shadia has worked consistently with the Museum on various legacy projects.

She worked as a field Inspector, supporting a team of specialists at the British Museum’s excavation at Amara West in Northern Sudan from 2008 – 2016. She also spoke at an international workshop, Cultural Heritage in Conflicts at Uppsala University Department of Peace and Conflict, in cooperation with the Department of Historic Preservation.

Currently Shadia is part of the project team for the ITP Collaborative Award Road to Reconciliation, working with ITP fellows from Egypt, Kenya and Uganda. The team aims to create a community exhibition of South Sudanese refugee stories from camps in northern Uganda, which can tour school and camps in that region. The exhibition is envisioned to bring social healing using objects, arts and people.