The Peace Museum’s paintings featured on new BBC ‘Your Paintings’ website

Five paintings in The Peace Museum’s collection are featured on the new BBC website ‘Your Paintings‘, which aims to show the entire UK national collection of oil paintings, the stories behind the paintings, and where to see them.

    ‘Your Paintings’ is a joint initiative between the BBC, the Public Catalogue Foundation (a registered charity) and participating collections and museums from across the UK. In all, the national collection amounts to some 200,000 works, held in 3,000 galleries, museums, libraries and public institutions all over the country, making it probably one of the lagest and most diverse collections of paintings in the world.  The ‘Your Paintings’ website features sections made by well known artists, historians and celebrities and the public are encouraged to take part in the development of the project by tagging works and helping to classify paintings as they are uploaded to the website until the end of 2012. This tagging wil allow future users to do their own searches – these could range from a simple object search such as for rivers, racing cars, costume or cats to deeper research to look for places, people, styles and movements. New works and more functionality will be added to the site as the project evolves. As the project develops the site will pesent a body of knowledge and learning resources that will give everyone the opportunity to discover the richness and diversity of the great works of art in public ownership. View the five paintings from The Peace Museum’s collection that are featured on the Your Paintings website here.

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