The Harley Gallery

The Harley Gallery


The Harley Gallery


Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 3LW

Project Manager:

Shannon Bell




Job Details:

Installation of a CCTV system

Systems Installed:


The Challenge/Brief:

The Harley Foundation is a charitable trust which was set up in 1977 by Ivy, Duchess of Portland, to encourage the enjoyment of the visual arts and celebrate the handmade.

It funds the galleries and runs an array of events and activities. These range from opportunities for local schools to work with artists to tours of the State Rooms at Welbeck Abbey.

The Harley Foundation also provides services for artists through support schemes, retail opportunities in The Harley Shop and subsidised studio spaces. The Harley Studios have space for up to 25 artists and makers to work in the beautiful surroundings of the Welbeck Estate, Nottinghamshire.

The Harley Gallery and Foundation are named after Edward Harley, who married Lady Henrietta Cavendish Holles, heiress to Welbeck, in 1713. Edward Harley was one of the greatest bibliophiles and collectors in British history – developing an extensive fine and decorative art collection and a manuscript collection which helped found the British Library.

TIS were employed to install a specially commissioned and bespoke camera,  spray painted to match the existing cameras within the gallery so that they remain unobtrusive and let Harley Gallery’s magnificent collections of artwork be the only visual objects you want to look at whilst maintaining the security and safety of visitors, staff and of course their extensive collection.

Project Manager Quotation:

“Working alongside Rick Gascoine – Facilities Manager at Harley Gallery was a pleasure, his input helped the job run extremely smoothly”.