Halifax Arts Society: Chatsworth and the Story of the Devonshire Family Collections

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Halifax Arts Society will be holding the next lecture on Tuesday 13 February, 12:45pm to 3pm at The Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax HX1 1QG.

Simon Seligman will discuss ‘Passions, Personalities and Patronage: Chatsworth and the Story of the Devonshire Family Collections, 1549 – present’

The outstanding and diverse Devonshire collection is considered one of the finest surviving European family collections; it features Old Master drawings, fine books, silver and rare jewels, portraits, sculpture, furniture and ancient treasures. Its story is told chronologically through the interests, characters and tastes of its collectors over 16 generations

Simon fell in love with a photograph of Chatsworth when he was 10 and visited for the first time as a teenager. He then worked there for 19 years, from 1991 to 2010, starting with a summer job (car parking and lavatory cleaning!), and ending up as their first Head of Communications. Through his lectures he aims to pass on his life-long passion for this beautiful place.

Tickets are £7.50 to non-members and should be purchased on the day from the ticket office.

For more information visit The Arts Society Halifax