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Art collection digitised

More than a thousand works from the University of Edinburgh’s Art Collections, featuring some of Britain’s greatest artists, are now available to view online.

Rarely seen paintings by the Scottish Colourists, Elizabeth Blackadder and Sir Henry Raeburn have been digitised for the world to see and enjoy.

Nationwide project

The online gallery has been 10 years in the making as part of the BBC’s landmark online art cataloguing project, Your Paintings.

The initiative was a collaboration between the BBC and The Public Catalogue Foundation and has successfully catalogued and photographed more than 200,000 of the UK's oil paintings from more than 3000 public galleries and private collections.

Raeburn, Peploe, Blackadder, Bellany

More than 1400 works from the University’s Art Collections, including 900 items from Edinburgh College of Art, are now accessible online for the first time.

The site showcases the University's rich and varied collections, featuring eminent Scottish artists such as Anne Redpath, Francis Cadell and Samuel Peploe, as well as the renowned Torrie Collection.

Edinburgh College of Art’s reputation for producing some of Scotland’s finest artists is reflected in several pieces from its alumni, including several by the late John Bellany.

The University is home to a unique collection that spans hundreds of years of art history. The Your Paintings project helps share the scope and breadth of this collection with the world.

Jacky MacbeathHead of Museums and Deputy Head of Centre for Research Collections

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