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UCP Marjon add oil paintings to National Online Collection

Released: 23.07.12

Your Paintings is the first project of its kind to create a complete online catalogue of every oil painting in the national collection, at

UCP Marjon have now uploaded their ‘family tree’ of past principals which is now available to view online. There are 22 portraits represented, including a Lenkiewitcz as well as a portrait of Derwent Coleridge.

Gillian Fewings, Archives Assistant commented “Some of these paintings have been painted by former staff, students and family members, so are all very personal to the University College.”

The Public Catalogue Foundation (PCF), in partnership with the BBC, announced in June that a further 21,000 oil paintings have been added to the Your Paintings website. This takes the total to 145,000 paintings on the site.

To help the BBC and PCF identify and catalogue what can be seen in each painting, the public is being invited to ‘tag’ the nation’s paintings. Tagging is fun, easy and you don’t need to be an art expert to do it. The results will allow future users of the Your Paintings website to find paintings of subjects that interest them. Your Paintings Tagger is at

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