A British Council report in 2014 highlighted a critical need for skills training and development for staff in museums to protect, safeguard and share the country’s unique cultural heritage.
The Myanmar government articulated their interest in developing the skills of museum and heritage sector workers for conservation and tourism purposes in the Myanmar: Tourism Master Plan 2013-2020.
The vision of the International Museum Academy Myanmar is to provide emerging museum leaders from around Myanmar with the knowledge and skills necessary to increase the growth and sustainability of galleries and museums in their regions.
Participants gain exclusive access to world class collections, network with museum and gallery professionals and develop strategic plans for their institutions.
Courses offer an innovative mix of seminars with leading UK museum professionals, creative workshops, and hands-on sessions and ‘behind the scenes’ tours.
The programme provides a collaborative environment for sharing best practice and exploring common challenges. Since 2015, the International Museum Academy initiated skills training in different subjects including collections management, documentation, exhibition design, leadership, policy development and curriculum development.