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O’bour Hashash

The Palestinian Museum

Public Engagement and Production Manager

Country: Palestine

ITP Year: 2014


O’bour is currently the Public Engagement and Production Manager at the Palestinian Museum, after completing a successful opening event for the Palestinian Museum under pressured circumstances. At the time of the opening event O’bour worked as Head of the production team, the project of the opening event and its multiple ceremonies. During the ITP O’bour worked as the Branches and Partnerships Manager at the Palestinian Museum, and was responsible for the establishment of the Palestinian Museum’s network of partners and branches.

O’bour’s major responsibilities lies down to exhibitions and budget management, branding and marketing, audience building through development of creative public, education and knowledge programmes in line with the museum strategy, in addition to the museum publications and other productions.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2014, O’bour was based in the Middle East Department and her partner placement was spent at Birmingham Museums Trust.

In 2014 participants were asked to prepare a project outlining an exhibition proposal based on the Asahi Shimbun Displays – a temporary exhibition in Room 3 at the British Museum.  O’bour’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Continuity and Change: Palestinian Embroidery Today.

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

ITP Newsletter Publications
ITP Newsletter Issue 5 (2018), Learning and engagement: Jerusalem lives