Annual garden sculpture clean
Once a year, members of the Collections department and a team of volunteers don their waterproofs to help clean over 70 stone sculptures in the garden at Chatsworth.
Annual silver cleaning
The Devonshire Collection contains many pieces of silver, an essential aspect of entertaining and display in an 18th and 19th century country house.
Each winter when the second floor closes to the public, the State Rooms undergo a 'deep clean' programme.
Cataloguing works on paper
In summer 2012 work began on cataloguing the extensive works on paper collection at Chatsworth.
Clock winding is quite a large undertaking at Chatsworth, with 16 clocks on the visitor route and more behind the scenes.
Photography is carried out on all pieces of the collection not only for posterity and to provide images that can be licensed, but for research as well.
There are over 30,000 books in the library collection at Chatsworth, collected over the past four hundred years by successive generations of the Cavendish family.
Be part of this extraordinary world in 'Treasures from Chatsworth', an original video series produced by Sotheby’s.