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Jo, Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts

As curators of decorative arts in the Royal Collection, we look after an extraordinarily wide range of objects, from masterpieces of Baroque sculpture to Civil War munitions armour, from Sèvres porcelain to raffia work from Tuvalu. Our section is responsible for sculpture, furniture, clocks, ceramics, silver, arms and armour, and jewellery, as well as objects produced by many cultures and peoples around the world.

No two days are the same, and we can be researching a piece of Oriental porcelain at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh one day and arranging the layout of an exhibition at The Queen's Gallery in London the next. We answer enquiries from members of the public, give tours of the royal residences, and write books, articles and online catalogue entries. Managing an extensive programme of loans to exhibitions around the world is an important part of our role.

I particularly enjoy working with objects that are still used and enjoyed in the historic interiors for which they were intended. It's wonderful to see the chandeliers lit for evening receptions or silver-gilt objects from the Grand Service at a State Banquet.

The ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team is an important requirement for a role within Decorative Arts. Alongside this, you must be good at managing your own projects and have a real passion for presenting and interpreting works of art for the public.

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The income from your ticket contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity. The aims of The Royal Collection Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational activities.