The Queen Appoints Internet Pioneer to Put Royal Art Online
The Queen has appointed Jemima Rellie to put the Royal art collection online.
Jemima Reille, who famously put the Tate Gallery at the forefront of the digital revolution, has been given the position of making the Royal family's art collection online.
Reille will be the director of publishing and new media for the Royal collection which contains around 200,000 woks of art and has an estimated worth of £10 billion.
A spokesman for the Queen spoke out today on the subject stating, "We want to be at the forefront of this exciting technology. We are using new media increasingly in the Royal household. We have YouTube; a Twitter account; and we are using Flickr."
It was only last year that the Queen announced that she would relaunch her own website with the help of Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the man accredited with the creation of the internet.
According to senior royal sources, both the Queen herself and her husband Phillip (aged 84 and 88 respectively) were both very "hands-on" in the redesign last year.
In 2008 her majesty paid a visit to the London headquarters of Google, a year after the launch of the The Royal Channel on YouTube.
Jonathan Marsden, the director designate of the Royal Collection, has said that he believes she will bring with her, "a wealth of experience and outstanding achievements in publishing and new media".
He continues: "We look forward to working with her on projects to increase enjoyment of the Royal Collection in a number of new ways."
Rellie is over the moon about her new position and spoke out to the press, stating: "This is an extraordinary opportunity. 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."
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