Director of the Royal Collection
Jonathan Marsden has been Director of The Royal Collection since May 2010. He is responsible for the care and display of the Collection throughout the royal palaces and leads the Department of the Royal Household which manages public access to the palaces. The Royal Collection, which is held in Trust by The Queen for her successors and the nation, has been formed over several centuries and is renowned for the work of artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Van Dyck, Raphael, Rembrandt and Canaletto, and works of art of all kinds including the Crown Jewels, sculpture from Cellini to Alfred Gilbert, furniture, ceramics, textiles and arms and armour. Jonathan was formerly Deputy Surveyor of The Queen’s Works of Art, and spent the early part of his career working as a curator for the National Trust.