International Training Programme 2017 attendees

International Training Programme

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ITP Summer Programme for 2020 was postponed to 2021. Participants who were selected to attend the Programme this year have been invited to attend in 2021.

For 2020, the International Training Programme team has focused on connecting with our existing network of international colleagues digitally.

In order to continue sharing knowledge, skills and experiences, the International Training Programme has organised a series of live online video sessions. These sessions have included virtual discussions, workshops, tours and presentations.

Selection of future International Training Programme participants will resume in September 2021 for the 2022 summer programme. Please watch this space for future updates.

About the International Training Programme

Every summer, the British Museum runs a training programme for museum and heritage professionals from around the world, with up to 26 participants spending six weeks in the UK.

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 Summer Programme is a 10-day period 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