Art UK website to offer images of all publicly owned art in Britain

Website aims to offer images of all publicly owned art in Britain writes Maev Kennedy of The Guardian 

A huge project has been launched that aims to include every publicly owned painting, drawing, sculpture and print in Britain in one website, creating the most comprehensive access to one country’s art in the world.

The artist Bob and Roberta Smith – who is one man, Patrick Brill – celebrated the creation of Art UK by presenting a new work in his trademark sign-painter’s lettering, proclaiming “through our public collections we all own art”, to the parliamentary art collection, one of more than 3,000 collections already represented on the website.

The database already holds more than 200,000 images of oil paintings, and work will begin next year to capture and add more than 100,000 sculptures, many through 3D scanning, with a £2.8m Heritage Lottery grant.

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