Art & Collections

The Bute Collection is one of the foremost private collections of artwork and artefacts in the UK, and is especially notable for its British portraiture from the 18th and 19th centuries, Italian masterpieces from the 16th century, and Dutch and Flemish Old Masters.

The collection also houses a varied compilation of archives, books, furniture, silverwork and porcelain, reflecting the interests of various generations of the Bute family. Mount Stuart is home to some 25,000 books from the Bute Collection and includes works relating to theology, botany, agriculture, ornithology, travel, English fiction and Scottish history and literature. The Bute family has a long tradition of architectural patronage and the Bute Collection reflects this with its extensive collection of architectural drawings and decorative designs. Mount Stuart also hosts a wonderfully original range decorative art, featuring many pieces custom-made for the House.

Collections Vacancies

To apply for these roles please send your CV with a covering letter to Fiona Hardie on no later than 24thMarch 2019.

Collections Curator

Mount Stuart Trust is now seeking a Collections Curator who combines practical experience in collections care and collections management with working knowledge of exhibitions and research. You will be instrumental in assisting in the realisation of an integrated approach to managing the care, access, information and development of the Bute Collection.

Research Education Assistant

Mount Stuart Trust is now seeking a Research & Education Assistant who combines an interest in and knowledge of cataloguing, research and practical hands-on experience in a historic environment. This is a fixed term position for three years and an ideal role for a recent post-graduate who is seeking solid and versatile exposure to the heritage world.

Find out more about these roles here.