Welcome to our new Curatorial Trainees

We are delighted to announce that Eleanor Hutchison and Kate O’Donoghue have joined the 2017-19 National Gallery Curatorial Traineeship Programme, supported by Art Fund with the assistance of the Vivmar Foundation.

Eleanor and Kate have begun six months of on-the-job training at the National Gallery, to be followed by regional postings at Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park, Warwickshire and the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool respectively.

Launched in 2011, the Curatorial Traineeship Programme was established jointly by the National Gallery and Art Fund to address the need for object and collections-based expertise and to nurture the next generation of curators.

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Eleanor Hutchison studied History of Art at the University of York, followed by an MA in Medieval Art History. She has previously been a volunteer with the National Trust and York Art Gallery.

During her time at Compton Verney Eleanor will assist with research, planning and implementation of a re-display and re-interpretation of the Northern European collection. She will also be involved in the development of a new exhibition on Cranach.

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Kate O’Donoghue studied English and Art History at University College Dublin and completed an MSc in History of Art, Theory and Display at the University of Edinburgh. She has previous experience with the National Gallery of Ireland, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, and the National Galleries of Scotland.

During her time at the Walker Art Gallery Kate will contribute to the future re-display and re-interpretation of the Baroque gallery. She will also be involved in the creation and promotion of displays within the permanent collection and will help make the collection accessible to a wide audience.