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Your Paintings a joint initiative between the BBC, the Public Catalogue Foundation and participating collections and museums from across the UK, is a website which aims to show the entire UK national collection of oil paintings, the stories behind the paintings, and where to see them for real. It is made up of paintings from thousands of museums and other public institutions around the country.
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Currently the archive contains 63,000 of the approximately 200,000 publically-owned artworks that make up the national collection.
The archive is searchable by artist
as well as by venue
. The venues range from The National Gallery and The Victoria and Albert Museum, all the way down to parish libraries and local police stations.