International Training Programme 2017 attendees

International Training Programme

Key information

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The annual programme is at the core of the International Training Programme (ITP).

Due to uncertainty regarding travel, testing and vaccination regimes, both in the UK and our cohort countries, in 2021 we reimagined the annual programme with online learning delivered throughout the year.

In 2021 we welcomed 21 colleagues from 18 countries, including Bhutan, Cambodia, North Macedonia, Rapa Nui/Chile, Tunisia and the United States, who are all new to the ITP global network and to the hybrid annual programme.

An on-site bespoke programme at the British Museum and UK Partner Museums will take place from 14 March – 8 April 2022.

About the International Training Programme

Every year, the British Museum runs a skill-sharing programme for museum and heritage professionals from around the world. 

The International Training Programme seeks to expose participants to various aspects of museum work, to develop skills, disseminate best practice, increase specialist knowledge and create a global network of colleagues.

Participants come from areas of the world integral to the Museum's international strategy, particularly countries with museum sectors in need of support and training.

An essential part of the Annual Programme is time spent at another UK museum.  This allows the participants to experience multi-site or university museums as well as different approaches and practices, and supports our partner museums in developing their international relationships.

Further information

Burhan al-Sarray,

We benefited from the exchange of cultures among the peoples of the world; they represent the fact that cultural heritage belongs to all mankind.

Burhan al-Sarray, Iraq 2010