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Help tag the Arts Council Collection in new online catalogue

  • Date: 26 July 2011
  • Area: National
Your Paintings

The Arts Council Collection is now available to view online as part of Your Paintings, a new project run by the Public Catalogue Foundation (PCF), in partnership with the BBC, to create a complete catalogue of every painting in Britain's public collection of art.

As part of the project the public are being asked to tag the works, helping to create a searchable catalogue available to all. Well known artists, celebrities and historians including Yinka Shonibare, Frank Skinner and Dan Snow have already started categorising the artworks to encourage public participation.

The catalogue, which currently features 60,000 paintings by 15,000 artists from 860 collections, aims to feature all the works from the national collection of 200,000 works by 2012. Alongside the Arts Council's collection of art are works from the National Trust, museums, galleries and public institutions like universities and libraries.

To get involved visit the Your Paintings website.