Mohammad Al Qaisi
Mohammad’s role as Education Manager at The Jordan Museum involves museum education, strategic planning, exhibition programmes, museum guides, school programmes, and heritage activities. This includes sourcing ways to build an education unit offering the best-disseminated current practice at a local level in cooperation with local museums. Responsibilities cover supporting school teachers, designing activities and creating museum programmes relating to the national curriculums.
Mohammed works on strategies, partnerships and international and national projects, alongside community and children’s programme. He also manages events at the museum and the development of fundraising strategies.
With a great enthusiasm for cultural heritage, museum interests cover museum education and outreach activity, as well as audience development and learning. Professionally, he is interested in the idea of ‘museums as places of non-formal learning’ and is currently researching this area – the purpose of the study is to explore how museums now operate in the role of the study environment and supports formal learning by introducing non-formal learning to society.
At the British Museum
During Mohammad’s time on the International Training Programme he spent time in whole group sessions for a detailed overview of all aspects of the Museum’s work, both front of house and behind the scenes. He also spent some time in the Middle East department. Mohammad spent his UK partner placement at The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire and Nottingham University Museum.
Mohammad’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the the Altajir Trust.