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Choki Tshomo

Privy Council of Bhutan

Chief Research Officer

Country: Bhutan


As Chief Research Officer at the Privy Council of Bhutan, Choki is responsible for keeping records and updating the activities of the Royal Families of Bhutan alongside researching issues and matters pertaining to Royal projects.

Choki’s professional interests focus on historic events, traditions and culture and in particular, the history of Bhutan’s museum. Choki is currently working on The Bhutan Development Museum which highlights the socio-economic development evolution of Bhutan and uses innovative and creative modern technologies in the exhibition galleries.

Personal interests for Choki include horticulture, hiking and travelling to places of interest. Choki is interested in learning more about setting up a ‘modern’ museum during her time with the International Training Programme, prioritising museum management, collection management and fundraising. She also hopes to discover more about all aspects of running an institution such as the British Museum alongside gaining insight into smaller, regional museums through the International Training Programme UK Partners.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme 2021, Choki was based in the Asia Department and her partner placement was spent at Norfolk Museums Service.

Choki’s place on the ITP was generously supported by the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust.

Choki worked with Sopheara Chap (Cambodia) on her Object in focus project. Their exhibition proposal was titled Bosphorus boat crossings: Turkish shadow puppet journeys.