On the 26th of September, the fifth Daniel Marot lecture, organized by foundation Daniel Marot Fund in collaboration with foundation the Dutch interior, took place in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.
On the occasion of the first lustrum, the Duke of Devonshire spoke of “Chatsworth, the history, the present and the future of an English country house”.
The 12th Duke of Devonshire moved to Chatsworth after his father’s death in 2004. The Duke and Duchess then initiated a huge campaign to modernize the house. An important goal was to introduce contemporary art in the house and in the park.
The great Chatsworth country house has been the primary home of the Cavendish family—first Earls and then Dukes of Devonshire—since the 16th century. Immense wealth and advantageous marriages brought them extraordinary treasures of every kind, from every period and region in the world.
The Duke’s lecture brought the collection of the famous country house to life, reviewed the key people who have helped create and hold together this unique world-renowned collection, and explained his vision concerning the future of this beautiful estate.