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Appointment of Director of Publishing and New Media

Release date: Friday, 9 April 2010

Her Majesty The Queen has appointed Jemima Rellie to the new position of Director of Publishing and New Media at the Royal Collection. Ms Rellie joins the Royal Collection in May from the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles, where she had been Assistant Director, Communications and Information Resources since 2007. In 2001 she was appointed Tate’s first Head of Digital Programmes.

As the Director of Publishing and New Media, Jemima Rellie will be responsible for the Royal Collection’s Publishing and Education sections, Photographic Services and Collections Information Management. Her role brings together at a senior level the online presentation of the Royal Collection, book and online publishing, the creation of digital content, and the onsite interpretation of the Collection and palaces. The Director of Publishing and New Media is a member of the Royal Collection Management Committee and of the Strategic Development Committee of Royal Collection Enterprises Limited.

At the Getty Conservation Institute, Jemima Rellie managed the dissemination of research through publishing, public programmes and online resources. Previously she established the award-winning Tate Online, creating digital content for all Tate sites and collections. Before joining Tate, Jemima worked in art-book publishing at Phaidon and Macmillan, and in commercial new media development. She was a Trustee of the 24-Hour Museum and sits on the advisory committees of several cultural bodies, including Museums and the Web, and CHArt (Computers and the History of Art). Jemima has an MA in Art History from Leeds University.

Jonathan Marsden, Director Designate of the Royal Collection, said, ‘We are delighted to announce the appointment of Jemima Rellie to this important new role. Jemima brings to the Royal Collection a wealth of experience and outstanding achievements in publishing and new media. We look forward to working with her on projects to increase enjoyment of the Royal Collection in a number of new ways.’

Jemima Rellie said, ‘I am thrilled to be joining the Royal Collection and am greatly looking forward to contributing to its work. This is an extraordinary opportunity, and I relish the chance to help ensure that new and existing audiences are inspired and rewarded by all that the Royal Collection has to offer.’

Further enquiries: Public Relations and Marketing, the Royal Collection, telephone: 020 7839 1377, [email protected]

Notes to Editors

1. The Royal Collection, one of the largest and most important art collections in the world, is held in trust by The Queen as Sovereign for her successors and the nation, and is on display at the principal royal residences, all of which are open to the public. These include Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, the Banqueting House and Osborne House. The Queen's Galleries in London and Edinburgh, and the Drawings Gallery at Windsor Castle have a programme of changing exhibitions to show further areas of the Collection to the public. Over 3,000 objects from the Royal Collection are on long-term loan to museums and galleries around the UK and abroad.

2. Since 1997 the Royal Collection has published approximately 60 titles under its own imprint, many to accompany exhibitions at The Queen’s Galleries. Royal Collection Education develops programmes and resources for approximately one million adult visitors, 300,000 family group visits and over 30,000 school visits a year.

3. The Royal Collection receives no Government funding or public subsidy. It is administered by the Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity in England and Wales (1016972) and in Scotland (SCO39772). Income generated by the Royal Collection Trust from the public opening of Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Queen’s Galleries, and from associated retail activities, supports curatorial, conservation and educational work, loans and travelling exhibitions.