CEEH Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica

The National Gallery, London

The CEEH supports the creation of an Associate Curator of Spanish Paintings within the Curatorial department at the National Gallery, London, for a period of three years. This post is responsible for the care and growth of the National Gallery’s seventeenth and eighteenth-century collections, and with associated scholarly research, publication and interpretation. It has a particular focus on the Spanish painting collection, ensuring that it is cared for and displayed to the highest standards, working with colleagues across Curatorial, Scientific, Research and Conservation on the technical study and understanding of Spanish art.

The Associate Curator supports the Curators in seeking and recommending relevant new acquisitions and loans, and, as appropriate, acts as the curatorial lead on exhibitions, collection displays and gallery refurbishment projects. In consultation with the Curator of Later Italian, Spanish and 17th-century French Paintings, they will devise, plan and oversee the installation of collection displays associated with the Spanish paintings. They will also participate in the Gallery’s ‘NG200’ Bicentenary programme.


From 2018 to 2023 CEEH supported a post of associate curator at the National Gallery, designed as a 22-month traineeship for candidates with a good scholarly background in European art history and a special interest in Spanish paintings, who wished to pursue a museum career. The chosen candidates had the chance to take part in numerous activities in the field of curatorship and the organisation of exhibitions, with a particular focus on Spanish paintings from 1450 to post-1800.

Appointment of the Associate Curator of Spanish Painting (2023-2026)
Appointment of the Curatorial Fellow (2021-2023)
Appointment of the Curatorial Fellow (2018-2020)