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Ikhlas Alkrm

Sudan National Museum

Head of Documentation Unit

Country: Sudan

ITP Year: 2016


Ikhlas’ official title is Head of the Documentation Unit at Sudan National Museum. In this role Ikhlas is responsible for a team in the process of transferring documentation data to a new software system. Ikhlas submits monthly reports on the unit’s work. In her role as curator Ikhlas’ duties and responsibilities are related to archaeology and the museum’s collection. She looks after the daily supervision of museum activities, manages risk in line with the museum’s risk tolerance policy and registers the museum’s collection.

Ikhlas takes on both public facing and behind the scenes work from conducting museum tours for delegates, official visitors, schools and civil society associations to organising the movement of the collections from storage to galleries or loans. She regularly represents the museum in excavations and documents and registers discovered materials. Ikhlas trains new team members on archaeological digs.

Ikhlas has recently started her MA research on documentation and storage in museums, using Khalifa House Museum as a case study. This project is a big undertaking as the objects at Khalifa House are yet to be studied or fully documented. Ikhlas will create a classification system for the collection and produce a plan for future storage of the objects.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2016, Ikhlas was based in the Department of Egypt and Sudan and her partner placement was spent at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums.

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.  Ikhlas’ exhibition project proposal was entitled A wooden bed leg from ancient Nubia.

Ikhlas’ place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust.

Legacy Projects
In December 2017 Ikhlas attended the ITP+ course on Photography and Documentation. In a workshop, spread over a 5 day period, fellows attended seminars, creative workshops, hands-on sessions and practical working groups with colleagues from the British Museum. The aim of the course was to further the professional development and reconnect the alumni from the summer programme.

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