Castle Howard, Historic House North Yorkshire
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Curatorial Department

The Curatorial department is responsible for the management and safeguarding of the collections and archives at Castle Howard.

Castle Howard is home to works of art of international significance and the curatorial team work closely with galleries from around the world to loan out items. 

Additionally, the team are responsible for the various exhibitions held within the house, including the award winning Duty Calls, which shares stories from Castle Howard in times of war. This is one of a series of events and displays put together by the Yorkshire Country House Partnership to commemorate the centenary of WWI.

Our curatorial department are also involved with research projects and inform others about the history of the house and estate through a series of tours, lectures, exhibitions and publications. Group lectures can be arranged to suit specific interests but may cover: 'The building of Castle Howard', 'The Pre-Raphaelites' 'The Women of Castle Howard', 'The Landscape'. Contact our groups team via for more information.

The archive is a private collection belonging to the Howard family, all enquiries relating to the archive should be submitted to the curatorial department. To contact them email

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