Friday, 24 February 2012

Your Paintings

Here's an online initiative I covered last July but is worth mentioning again as the database has almost doubled. Your Paintings makes available information on more than 100,000 paintings in public and private collections in the United Kingdom that are accessible to the public. Images available could well include places in your family history.
According to a Wellcome Library blog post the database is expanding towards its estimated target of 200,000 paintings, most recently with the addition of around 7,000 paintings including 1,291 items from the Wellcome Library; the London Borough of Camden (Royal Free Hospital, Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design; the London Borough of Camden collection; and Sir John Soane's Museum) and from seven Liverpool collections forming the National Museums Liverpool.

Your Paintings is hosted by the BBC at http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/

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