Launch of Art UK: the online home for every public art collection in the UK

The recently launched online resource, Art UK, is the successor to Your Paintings. It is a joint initiative between the Public Catalogue Foundation (now known as Art UK), 3,000 museums and other art collections, and the BBC.

Art UK already features over 200,000 oil paintings by some 38,000 artists, which are held in museums, universities, town halls, hospitals, and other civic buildings across the UK. Most of this art is not on public view.

Later in 2016 Art UK will be expanding the project to include watercolours, pastels, drawings and prints, and sculptures in early 2017.

Anyone interested in getting involved can help tag artworks, contribute knowledge through Art Detective, or support the project by making a donation.

Visit the Art UK website here.