Lewisham Council writes:
A hugely ambitious project to put online the United Kingdom’s entire collection of oil paintings that are in public ownership has been completed and includes 162 paintings from Lewisham Council’s collection. Residents are being encouraged to view the full collection and ‘tag’ any paintings they may know or have some background on.
Known as Your Paintings, the site is a partnership between the Public Catalogue Foundation (PCF) and the BBC and was launched with 63,000 paintings in June 2011. The project covers paintings held not only by museums and galleries but also works in local authorities, universities, hospitals, zoos and even a lighthouse. The vast majority had never been photographed but all are being exhibited on the site regardless of their perceived quality or condition.
To view Lewisham’s contribution to the Your Paintings site, go to
www.bbc.co.uk/art/yourpaintings and search under collections and galleries for Lewisham Local History and Archive Centre in the Greater London section.