Heritage Without Borders

Dear All,

Heritage Without Borders (HWB) and University College London (UCL) have  teamed with the British Council to offer Cultural Heritage Fellowships to museum professionals in the Middle East and North Africa. Recognising the role cultural heritage can play in understanding the political, social and economic challenges we face today, this programme aims to provide museum professionals with the skills and knowledge to use collections to engage communities with contemporary issues.

We would like to spread the word about these Fellowships as far and wide as possible, so please forward the following email to any colleagues in the heritage field that you may have in the eligible countries:  Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Palestinian Territories and Syria. One Fellow will be selected from each of these areas.

About the programme:
The Cultural Heritage Fellowship is a fully funded one-year programme comprised of 2 residential group learning sessions, a museum placement and one-on-one mentoring.  The programme will begin with a 1-week training session in London at UCL.  During the training week, Fellows will be matched with a mentor who will support their learning and skill-building throughout the programme.

The training week will be immediately followed by a 1 week placement in a UK museum recognised for its community engagement work.  Mentors will be on hand during the placement week to offer more individualised advice and support, and will keep in touch by phone, email or Skype once the fellows return home.

During the year, each Fellow will be visited by their mentor, who will spend a few days at their museum helping to develop the Fellow’s project idea. At the end of the year, in September 2013, Fellows will return to London for a 3-day session that will allow them to reflect on their learning and share the results of their projects.

Please click here to read the full advert for fellowship applications on the UCL website.

HWB is looking for a UK-based volunteer co-ordinator for the Cultural Heritage Fellowship project.  Please click here to read about the post on our website.

Thank you for helping us to spread the word about our work.  Your support means a lot to us!

Best wishes,

Dominica, Sally and Melina