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

Archives for December 2011

Your Paintings now on Twitter!

Sara Hughes | 14:19 UK time, Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Your Paintings has launched on Twitter with the aptly named @Your_Paintings.

The Public Catalogue Foundation - the BBC’s partner for Your Paintings - will be doing the tweeting.

By following @Your_Paintings you can keep up-to-date with the latest developments, including news of the most recent additions of paintings, collections, features and functions to the site.

The Public Catalogue Foundation will also be tweeting lots of links to beautiful, surprising and unique paintings from the UK’s national collection.  Plus, they’ll be keeping you posted with art news and national exhibitions going on around the UK and abroad.

This is also a great opportunity for us to find out your thoughts about the site, so do follow @Your_Paintings and tell us what you think!

Over half of the nation's collection now online

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Sara Hughes | 15:17 UK time, Sunday, 11 December 2011

We're halfway there! Your Paintings now has almost 104,000 paintings on the site – so only about another 100,000 to go before you can see every oil painting in public ownership in the UK.

We've added paintings in public ownership from across the country, including Northumberland, Tees Valley and Tyne and Wear, many of which are online for the first time. 

These paintings are some of the highlights from the 35 collections we’ve added:

 

You can browse the rest of the new additions or search your region’s collections.

Don’t forget you can help the BBC and Public Catalogue Foundation identify and catalogue what is in each painting. Tagging is easy and fun and you don’t need to be an art expert to do it. The results will allow future users of the Your Paintings website to find paintings of subjects that interest them.

You can now find out the latest from @Your_Paintings on twitter. 

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