Meet Kate: Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings

Kate, Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings

Kate joined Royal Collection Trust from the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, as she was looking to move into a curatorial role. She has since progressed her career and now holds a senior curatorial position within Prints and Drawings.

"When I saw the position in the Print Room at Windsor Castle, I was very keen to apply - it was just what I was looking for. I started as Assistant Curator before progressing to Curator and then my current role."

As Senior Curator, Kate makes sure that the Royal Collection is cared for and presented to the highest standard, and that exhibitions are welcoming and inclusive for everyone. Developing her vision for an exciting new exhibition involves a lot of co-ordination, and the variety the role offers is something that Kate enjoys.

Working with such a wonderful collection means there are always new things to learn.

"The role is endlessly varied, which is one of the reasons I love it. On any day I could be supervising researchers in the Print Room, working with colleagues on a forthcoming exhibition, researching the works of art in the collection, answering public enquiries, giving gallery talks and lectures, checking the proofs of an exhibition catalogue, or updating object records for the website. I enjoy working with lots of different people with different areas of expertise. Everything we do is collaborative"

Above all, it's the Royal Collection itself that provides opportunities for Kate to keep learning, and engaging a growing audience with a world class collection.  

"I've learned a huge amount working here. I am always being given the chance to improve my skills and knowledge. Every exhibition I work on presents a new set of challenges, so it's a continuous chance for learning and development."

To learn more about working for Royal Collection Trust click here.

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