Every year, the ICEE seeks the support of sponsors and partners to fund the ICEE Travel Grant Program. The generous support ICEE receives underwrites conference participation by museum and exhibition professionals from emerging economies, and underrepresented and developing countries including ICOM country categories 3 and 4. Also, the program focuses on supporting young (under 35 years old) museum and exhibition professionals. In 2018, ICEE decided to increase the age limit of travel grant applicants from 35 to 40 years old and under, in an effort to support emerging professionals from the countries mentioned above.
Testimonials from ICEE Travel Grant Program Beneficiaries
“[The ICEE Conference] is the chance for working on an international standard that we deeply need in the Egyptian museums; participating is really a challenge for working internationally; meeting other participants is a kind of networking for more experience from other cultures and other perspectives.” Rania Mohamed, Curator, Cairo Egyptian Museum, Egypt
“The conference offered me a learning experience and a moment to be more critical of the current museological trends on the issue of redefining heritage (…) On a personal level I found this conference stimulating and enriching and it exceeded my expectations. The passion of the participants was evident professionally, it was extremely rewarding with an appreciation of significant practical experiences, which may have application locally.” Linda Apiyo Mboya, Senior Researcher, Nairobi National Museum, Kenya
“My participation in the conference was the impetus for me to create new audio guides. It was very important for me to participate at the conference.” Marianna Manuchryan, Senior Researcher, Museum of the Armenian State Pedagogical University, Armenia