BBC to put every publicly owned oil painting in the UK online

BBC to put every publicly owned oil painting in the UK online | Media | guardian.co.uk

Just spotted this story on the Guardian website. Good news, have to wait a few years though.

The BBC is to put every one of the 200,000 oil paintings in public ownership in the UK on the internet as well as opening up the Arts Council’s vast film archive online as part of a range of initiatives that it has pledged will give it a “deeper commitment to arts and music”.

A partnership with the Public Catalogue Foundation charity will see all the UK’s publicly owned oil paintings – 80% of which are not on public display – placed on the internet by 2012.

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