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The New Curators Project

The New Curators Project aims to give young east Londoners the chance to learn about careers in the cultural heritage sector.

The New Curators Project is an annual programme run by UCL Special Collections and Newham Heritage Month. It offers 10 young adults in East London the chance to develop the skills and experience needed to start a career in the cultural heritage sector. That could mean working in a museum, an art gallery, at a heritage site, in libraries and archives or an arts organisation.

2023 applications

Applications are now open for 2023's programme!

Apply now →

We offer financial support to enable participants to take part and we support them in applying for jobs and with futher professional development through our New Curators Network, which connects each year's cohort with previous participants through talks, events and visits throughout the year.

Watch this short film to hear from some of our participants in 2021 and 2022:

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If you are aged 18 to 24, from Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest or Newham, if you don't have a degree and are not currently going to university, you can apply to be a part of the next New Curators Project! You can apply now for the 2023 programme, or if you would like to register your interest to hear more, you can do that here:

Register your interest now