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The National Gallery

Archived: The Simon Sainsbury Curatorial Fellow (Paintings before 1600)


During this 22-month traineeship, the Curatorial Fellow will gain professional experience and knowledge of the responsibilities of curatorship in a national collection.


The Curatorial Fellow will be involved at all stages in a full range of curatorial practices concerning the creation and delivery of public-facing activity relating to the National Gallery’s collection of pre-1600 paintings and the Gallery’s programme for its bicentenary in 2024.


  • Reporting to a senior member of the Renaissance team, the Curatorial Fellow will assist with the care, display, research, management and interpretation of the National Gallery’s pre- 1600 collection as follows:
  • Receive training in the care, display, research, and interpretation of the collection, in dealing with acquisitions, loans, rehangs and redisplays
  • Receive training in curating exhibitions, the delivery of public programmes, dealing with public enquiries and ensuring collection information is up to date
  • Assist with a range of essential museum functions such as art handling, framing, conservation, scientific research, communications, exhibitions and education as well as working with national and international partners
  • Act as a Gallery courier, accompanying paintings within the UK and abroad
  • Provide support to the curators in the pre-1600 team
  • May be asked to assist with exhibition projects in different ways and at different points between evolution and conception (depending on timings, they may not see the project through to public opening)

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Closing date: 4 June 2023