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The Art UK website allows visitors to see digital copies of over 200,000 artworks from over 3,250 British museums and collections. Many of these works are not physically on display, making the website the access point to this large unseen percentage of art. Works digitized by Art UK span several centuries, from a 2nd century AD Roman fresco of a bird with cherries at the Victoria & Albert Museum to four stitched portraits created by the artist Sorrell Kerrison in 2017 and 2018. These portraits were commissioned by the Bolton Museum and Art Gallery in Manchester, and there's a short video detailing Kerrison's process of researching the subjects and stitching the portraits. Art UK is publicly funded and partners include the BBC, Oxford University Press, the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association, Culture 24, the Visual Geometry Group at Oxford University, and the University of Glasgow. Art UK's project for 2019 is documenting and digitizing UK sculptures.
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Date of Scout Publication 2019-02-22
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2019/0222

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