Your paintings Uncovering the nation's art collection In association with The Public Catalogue Foundation

Archives for September 2011

Another 14,000 paintings added

Adrienne Doyard | 16:44 UK time, Thursday, 15 September 2011

This week we have released another 14,000 paintings on to the Your Paintings site, bringing the grand total to over 77,000. These paintings come from over 200 new galleries and collections. For many of the counties that were already featured on Your Paintings, we now have all the galleries and collections with publicly owned artworks on the site.

Here is a taster of some of the new paintings that you can now look at online:

With extra galleries represented from Essex, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, Norfolk, Dorset and much more, it may be that one of them is near you. Start searching for your region’s paintings here.

If your region is not there, then do check back on the site over the next couple of months. We'll be releasing new paintings regularly, as they are digitised by our partners the Public Catalogue Foundation.

(Also, for those of you who have previously used the site, you'll see that we've now split Sussex into West Sussex and East Sussex, and Yorkshire into North Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.)

The stories of Your Paintings

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Adrienne Doyard | 15:52 UK time, Thursday, 1 September 2011

There are over 200,000 oil paintings in the UK's national collection - and nearly 80% of them are not on public display.

This video tells the story of 8 of these paintings, and the galleries and collections that house them. 

Not all 8 paintings are on the Your Paintings site yet, but here's a list of all of them, with links to the ones that you can take a closer look at already:

(For those of you who have been following our progress since launch, you may notice that this is the same video we linked to then. We make no apology for doing it again though! We think it sums up the ambition of the project very well - let us know if you agree).

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