Julie Hudson

Curator, North African Collections & Africa Programme Coordinator
North Africa (Egypt-Mauritania)

Department: Africa, Oceania and the Americas 


+44 (0)20 7323 8007

Julie Hudson is the curator responsible for North African collections in the Department of Oceania, Africa and the Americas at the British Museum. She has carried out fieldwork in Tunisia and Egypt.

In 2008 she took on an additional role as Coordinator of the Museum’s Africa Programme which develops partnerships with museums and heritage institutions in Africa to offer skills sharing and exchange activities.

Current projects

  • AHRC-funded Reanimating Cultural Heritage project, 2009-12 led by Paul Basu, UCL and in collaboration with Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow Museums, World Museum Liverpool, and the National Museum of Sierra Leone

  • A Colonial Camera: Photographs from the Charles Partridge Collection, 1901-1915 developed in partnership with the National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Nigeria

Previous projects

  • British Museum exhibitions: Views from Africa, 2005
    Fabric of a Nation: textiles and identity in modern Ghana, 2007
    Kingdom of Ife: sculptures from West Africa, 2010

External fellowships/ honorary positions/ membership of professional bodies

Recent publications

J. Hudson and C. Ardouin, 2011, ‘The British Museum Collection’ in D. Jones, Masquerade Mosaic: Charles Partridge’s Collection from Eastern Nigeria, 1903-1913, Ipswich: Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service

J. Hudson, ‘Spiritual Heartland’ in British Museum Magazine, No 65 (Winter 2009)

K. Lagat and J. Hudson, 2006, Hazina: Traditions, Trade and Transitions in Eastern Africa, Nairobi: National Museums of Kenya

C. Spring and J. Hudson, 2002, Silk in Africa, London: The British Museum Press

C. Spring and J. Hudson, 1995, North African Textiles, London: British Museum Press; Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press