ICR has established three travels grant to encourage younger colleagues to participate in ICR activities and to attend the 2016 ICOM Triennial Conference. The grant is meant to help in covering the Conference Registration Fee and costs of accommodation.
After receiving and evaluating the 11 applications that were sent by the deadline of 15 April, ICR’s six-member Selection Committee has chosen the following three Young Museum Professionals as recipients of the 2016 Travel Grants:
They are Paulina Roja Sánchez, Mexico; Jasmina Uroda Kutlić, Croatia; and Leonidas Argyros, Greece.
Paulina has worked as a museum professional at the Museo Interactivo de Economía (MIDE) in Mexico City since 2010. She was first a museum mediator in visitor services and since 2012, a Visitor’s Studies Analyst. She holds a degree in Spanish Language and Literature from the Faculty of Philosophy and Literature at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
Jasmina has worked as a museum professional since 2005, most recently at the Moslavina Museum Kutina where she is Curator of the Cultural and Historical Department. She has also worked as a teacher of history and languages in primary schools, as an assistant university librarian and has experience from fieldwork at archaeological sites in Croatia and Belize, Mexico. She holds a degree in History and Czech Language and Literature from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Zagreb.
Leonidas has worked as a museum professional at several Greek museums, most recently at the Museum of the City of Athens – Vouros-Eutaxias Foundation where he has curated several exhibitions and also worked with the museum’s interactive educational programs. He holds a PhD in Maritime History from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, an MA in Maritime History from the University of Greenwich, and a BA in History and Archaeology from the Faculty of Arts at the University of Athens.
ICR congratulates their 2016 ICR Travel Grant Fellows and looks forward to hearing them present their papers at ICR’s Sessions during the ICOM General Conference in Milano, Italy, 3-9 July.