The Travel Grant
The ICEE Travel Grant Program provides opportunities for museum and exhibition professionals from developing countries, specifically from ICOM country categories 3 and 4, to attend and fully participate in the ICEE Annual Conference. The beneficiaries of Travel Grant Program contribute to create a global forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences related to the circulation and exchange of exhibitions in all disciplines.
The goals of the ICEE Travel Grant Program are:
• To increase the participation of museum and exhibition professionals from emerging economies and underrepresented and developing countries in the ICEE Annual Conference.
• To support the professional development of young museum and exhibition professionals (under 35 years old).
• To foster new partnerships and collaborations between ICEE and ICOM members with international colleagues within the museum and exhibition community.
Since 2015, the ICEE has been collaborating with izi.TRAVEL, a free audio guide platform, to provide travel grants to museum and exhibition professionals from ICOM category 3 and 4 countries in order to attend ICEE annual conferences. A selection of past grant recipients includes:
Every year, the ICEE seeks the support of sponsors and partners in order to fund the ICEE Travel Grant Program. The generous support ICEE receives allows the participation of museum and exhibition professionals from emerging economies, underrepresented and developing countries including ICOM country categories 3 and 4 in the ICEE Annual Conference. Also, the program focuses on supporting young museum and exhibition professionals (under 35 years old).
A selection of testimonials from ICEE Travel Grant program beneficiaries includes:
- “[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
In 2017, the ICEE is seeking financial support to offer travel grants to museum and exhibition professionals from Latin America & the Caribbean, and other underrepresented geographical regions.
Support the 2017 ICEE Travel Grant Program!
For more information about supporting the ICEE travel Grant Program, including levels of contribution and sponsorship benefits, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org