For those looking for a more traditional experience, the Living With Art We Love: An Exhibition by the duke and duchess and Alex Hodby, Curator of Programme at Chatsworth, will also be running in the main house. The treasure trove of priceless modern and historical art collected over 16 generations, many from their own never-seen-before private collection, is a final hurrah for the duke and duchess who intend to leave Chatsworth to their son The Earl of Burlington and his family next year when they move into their new home in Edensor.
The family Freud collection and priceless Poussin, sit side by side striking modern pieces such as a digital portrait of the Countess of Burlington by Michael Craig-Martin, the whimsical Joseph Walsh Enignum chair’s and a concrete painting of high-street store Home and Bargains by emerging artist Mandy Payne.
‘We are lucky living in Chatsworth with new things and old things,’ says the duke. ‘Many of the generations here added a layer of their own taste so it has become a bit like a club sandwich.
‘I hope everyone feels very welcome at home. We have worked very hard to share it and hope that people can come and enjoy for many years to come’.