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BBC/Art UK – Your Paintings

Your Paintings was an ambitious web project created to put the nation’s oil painting collection online.

A collaboration between the BBC and the Public Catalogue Foundation (now Art UK), the project worked with over 3000 partner venues to digitise, catalogue, share and editorialise over 210,000 oil paintings in public ownership.

I spent a year on the project – overseeing the final data syncs that allowed the project to hit it’s target – making the UK the first country in the world to give the public that level of access to their national collection. During this time I also looked after the day-to-day editorial operation of the site, developing new formats and relationships, launching a social media presence and delivering a significant growth in traffic and awareness.

Extra Links:

BBC Two – Your Paintings: A Culture Show Special

BBC News – Your Paintings: artworks to be projected on UK landmarks