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Thread: UK's 211,861 publicly-owned oil paintings are online.

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    knows a hawk from a handsaw Shakesbear's Avatar
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    UK's 211,861 publicly-owned oil paintings are online.

    The UK's 211,861 publicly-owned oil paintings can now all be seen online. The site is amazing! I am still exploring it.

    And my large kingdom for a little grave,
    A little little grave, an obscure grave . . .

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    Sophipygian AW Moderator Alessandra Kelley's Avatar
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    What a fantastic resource. Thank you for sharing!

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    practical experience, FTW areteus's Avatar
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    Yes, I was shown this in 2008 when studying for my teaching degree, I think it was in progress then. It is useful as a teaching resource because you can properly study the art work due to the high def scans they have used.

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    Formerly Phantom of Krankor. Torgo's Avatar
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    I think it's disgusting that the BBC is funding this with LICENSE-PAYERS' MONEY and then just giving the content away. It's grossly unfair to commercial rivals. Properly, this work ought to be contracted out to the private sector, and then sold back to us via some kind of complicated pay-per-view scheme. How are Tory donors expected to get rich off the back of this?!?11!


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