[open-heritage] Your Paintings Project in the UK

Javier Ruiz javier at openrightsgroup.org
Mon Oct 1 12:01:22 UTC 2012

It is a project run with the Public Catalogue Foundation. The PCF have photographed most collections in the country and are now trying to crowdsource tagging. 

The license is restrictive and based on an agreement to put a copy online but give the proper hi res images to the gallery. Photographers assign their copyright to the collection. This policy unsurprisingly gave them open doors to all galleries and museums.

the metadata seems to be sent to Culture Grid


they are involved int he Open Digitisation Project (Sam, you have met their exec Andy Ellis!)


Javier Ruiz
javier at openrightsgroup.org
+44(0)7877 911 412

On Monday, 1 October 2012 at 09:47, Sam Leon wrote:

> Dear All,
> In the British press today there has been a lot of coverage of the Your Paintings Project (http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/) a collaboration with the BBC that aims to catalogue and photograph all the oil, acrylic and tempera painting in Britain whether they're currently on display or not. 
> It looks like a great and very ambitious digital preservation project. Does anyone on the list know what their licensing policy is or if they have one and if they plan to develop an API? It would be great to start looping people from the project into conversations on this list and inviting the to Open GLAM events. 
> Cheers,
> Sam
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