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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.
It allowed open-mindedness and broader thinking for all of us – I'm sure we have all learned something from each other.Khanya Ndlovu, South Africa 2007
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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