Chatsworth’s new director of collections is revealed

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Chatsworth Settlement Trust has revealed a new director of collections and exhibitions.

Kate Brindley will be based at the Derbyshire stately home - when she starts work in January 2017 - where she will assume responsibility for the Devonshire Collections and Exhibitions programme at Chatsworth, as well as at other properties within the Devonshire Group, specifically, Lismore Castle in Eire and Bolton Abbey in Yorkshire.

Kate’s new and expanded role has been created in order to raise the profile of the collections, exhibitions and loans programme - nationally and internationally - while also engaging with external funders and sponsors.

Kate will be accountable to the Duke of Devonshire, his family, and Trustees and she will join the senior management team at Chatsworth.

In addition to overseeing care of the collections and exhibitions programme, Kate will be charged with improving interpretation and contributing to the expanding programme of educational activities.

Kate joins Chatsworth from the Arnolfini Centre for Contemporary Art in Bristol where she has spent three successful years as CEO.

Chatsworth’s chief operating officer, Ted Cadogan, said: “We are delighted to have recruited such an outstanding candidate as our new director and we look forward to the significant contribution that Kate will make to Chatsworth, the collections and exhibitions for our ever broader and more diverse visitor audience.”

Chatsworth is a member of the Treasure Houses of England, ten of the most magnificent palaces, stately homes and castles in England. The Chatsworth House Trust is dedicated to the preservation of Chatsworth House, the art collection, garden, woodlands and park.