Tate Research links
J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings, Watercolours
Tate is undertaking an ambitious revision of Finbergs inventory (the only published catalogue, A.J. Finbergs A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, which appeared in 1909 and is essentially a handlist) and is also cataloguing works on paper by Turner acquired from other sources. Drawing upon a wealth of research conducted inside and outside the museum, the project will see the publication of a comprehensive online catalogue on Tates website.
The Camden Town Group in Context
The project is conceived as a broad and multi-disciplinary investigation into the Camden Town Group, its aims, history, impact and achievements.
Public Catalogue Foundation, Your Paintings
The PCF has partnered with the BBC to create Your Paintings, a unique website showcasing the entire collection of publicly owned oil paintings across the UK. Your Paintings Tagger, a pioneering crowd-sourcing exercise, will enable Your Paintings to be fully searchable.
The Walpole Society online
Here you can find a selective guide to freely available online resources for the study of British art until the twentieth century.
The art world in Britain 1660 to 1735
A collection of primary sources and research tools for the study of the arts in late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century Britain.
Court, Country, City: British Art, 1660–1735
A research project stimulating new approaches to British visual culture between 1660–1735, a period that saw profound changes in the nations character including an important period of transformation in the visual arts.
Survival in the British Art World, 1800–1840: The Art and Career of John Sell Cotman
This project aims to critically re-evaluate the art and career of the Norwich-born artist John Sell Cotman (1782–1842), an innovative artist working in early nineteenth-century Britain.
The British Art Research School
The British Art research school comprises an internationally unique and significant collection of scholars interested in art in the British Isles and historical territories from the late antique to the contemporary periods. Areas of expertise include:
- Medieval stained glass, sculpture and architecture
- Seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century architecture
- Eighteenth-century painting, sculpture and graphic art
- Victorian and Modernist painting, sculpture and architecture
- British art since 1945
OPEN: Oil Painting Expert Network
The Public Catalogue Foundation is in the process of creating the Oil Painting Expert Network (OPEN), an online free-to-use resource for collections.
OPEN will allow curators and collection managers to request opinions, information and advice on their collections from a network of pro bono experts.
OPEN is currently running a pilot system, and additional details can be found on the Public Catalogue Foundation website.