14 – 15 Jul 2012
The aim of the project weekend was to get the participants to visit another London-based museum and to comment on their experience. The participants traveled with their colleagues from their UK Partner museum placements to one of a number of selected museums.
They were encouraged to think about all aspects of the visitor experience, comparing it to the BM and to other Museums that they have visited in the UK and in their own countries. In particular they were asked to think about audiences, choices of displays and to suggest any changes that they would make.
We had the following groups:
Sir John Soane’s Museum: Ren Zhuo, Rajeshwari Shah, Marwa Abdel Razek Mahmoud Bdreldin and Akram Ijla
Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood: Asad Hayee, Ahmed Ibrahim el-Arabi, Eunice Barminas and Saadu Hashim Rashid
The Wallace Collection: Esengül Yildiz Öztekin, Lina Abdel-Kader, Ishaq Mohammed Bello and Paul Michael
The Geffrye Museum: Ma Shengnan, Nevine Nizar Zakaria and Saleh S A Adam Mahmoud
Museum of London: Dai Penglun, Abdel Rehim Hanafy Abdel Rehim Mousa, Ayman Al-Shweiki and Alejandro Alfredo Gonzalez Villarruel
The National Maritime Museum: Shambwaditya Ghosh, Salem Abdulla Al-jadi, Halah Mohammed Abbas Albadrawi and Hind Younes
Tate Modern: Huda Magzoub Elbashir Fadelmoula, Makbule Ekici and Nathalie El Alam
The following week we asked the participants to report back to the group on their experiences and this prompted some lively debate. Everyone enjoyed their project and the chance to work with their UK Partner colleagues again.