Britain’s public paintings database

 

the Observer:
Britain’s public paintings photographed in 10-year project. Researchers approach culmination of quest to catalogue all of UK’s publicly owned art, records which will be put online by end of year.

“This epic digital archiving project, Your Paintings, began in earnest in 2007, and is built on the research work carried out by the PCF [Public Catalogue Foundation] since 2003. In collaboration with the BBC, the new online archive allows students and enthusiasts to see work that has been hidden away for years.”
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/sep/29/public-ownership-paintings-art
The Public Catalogue Foundation: http://www.thepcf.org.uk/home

A database is great but from my point of view there is only a very limited access to the data. The search options are only “artist’s surname” and “what’s in the paintings”. In other words so basic that it is useless for an in depth search.

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