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Institute alumna appointed Director of The Jordan Museum

4 June 2013

Ain Ghazal plaster statues

Congratulations to Institute alumna, Nofa Nasser, who was appointed Director of The Jordan Museum earlier this year.

On Monday 1 April 2013 the Council Ministers formally appointed Ms Nofa Nasser as Director of The Jordan Museum in Amman, Jordan.

The newly-established Museum tells the story of Jordan and presents the history and cultural heritage of Jordan in a series of beautifully designed galleries.

The museum serves as a comprehensive national center for learning and knowledge that reflects Jordan's history and culture, and presents in an engaging yet educational way the Kingdom's historic, antique and heritage property as part of the ongoing story of Jordan's past, present, and future. This concept is physically represented in the building's exterior - rough and smooth stones suggest the past and present, glass the future.

Ms Nasser is a graduate of the Institute's highly-regarded MA in Public Archaeology degree programme, led by Tim Schadla-Hall (now also with Gabriel Moshenska), which aims to introduce students to the wide range of areas in which archaeology has an impact outside the academic areas of archaeological study, examining how archaeology is presented to the public across the world, in the media, in museums and on sites.

Students taking this degree programme are also able to choose from a variety of different optional courses including Archaeology and EducationManaging Museums, Managing Archaeological Sites and Museum and Site Interpretation to help define an individual pathway through the programme, tailored to their specific interests and personal educational objectives.