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Our Paintings

All the oil paintings held at Chetham’s Library are now available to view online on the BBC Your Paintings website!

Your Paintings is an ambitious collaboration between the Public Catalogue Foundation and the BBC, to put online the UK’s entire collection of oil paintings in public ownership. Over the last ten years work has been underway to make a photographic record of every single painting and publish it on the web.

The project covers not only works held by museums and galleries but those in universities, council offices, hospitals, and even fire stations, zoos and a lighthouse. Most of these are not generally on view to the public, including several of those here at Chetham’s.

Do go and take a look at the website – it’s a wonderful resource.

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