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ART UK: Art held in Public ownership in UK Mary-Rose Rivett-Carnac Thursday 16 May 2019

Art UK was set up to catalogue every oil painting in public ownership in the UK. This unique and ambitious project involved visiting 3,000 collections across the country and photographing over 212,000 paintings. These paintings are reproduced in an acclaimed series of hardback catalogues entitled Oil Paintings in Public Ownership.

The paintings are freely available to view on the Art UK website (www.artuk.org). The lecture offers an insider’s view of the project and describes some unusual collections visited, intriguing paintings uncovered, detective work involved and assistance given by members of The Arts Society (NADFAS) members. Each lecture is tailored to reflect the locality of the venue.

About the lecturer:

Mary Rose gained an MA in Victorian Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London. Several of her arts-related essays and articles have been published, and she is a guide at Turner’s House in Twickenham and Dorich House Museum in Kingston. She was a founder member of Richmond upon Thames DFAS. Since 2007 she has worked part-time on the unique arts project that is the subject of her lectures.

Image:

The Church at Vétheuil (1880)

Claude Monet (1840–1926)

Southampton City Art Gallery

 

Link to the Art UK website:

www.artuk.org