A unique opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of the museum sector.
Future curators is a unique and exciting project which offers trainees the opportunity to spend a total of 18 months with UK museums where they gain in-depth knowledge of the museum sector and an accredited diploma in curatorship.
Five creative individuals will take part in this work-based training initiative at the British Museum and at least two partner museums.
Future curators is generously funded by the HLF Skills for the Future programme.
2013 traineeships (please apply for one only):
- Ancient Egypt and Sudan
- British numismatics and archaeology
- Medieval Britain
- Prints and drawings
Partner museums in the UK
Young Graduates in Museums and Galleries
Trainees spend six months on placement at the British Museum and a further 12 months at a partner museum, working as a valuable addition and active member of both organisations’ collections teams.
Through formal training and gaining on-the-job experience, the trainee will acquire specific collections knowledge, an extensive range of curatorial and transferable skills, and a large network of valuable professional contacts enabling them to lay the foundations for a successful future career in the heritage sector.
The programme is open to all and we encourage applications from a diverse range of people and backgrounds.