In a ground-breaking new project set to open access to Scotland’s artistic masterpieces, more than 30,000 oil paintings from the country are now available online.
The museums and galleries have all agreed to allow their collections to be part of the large catalogue. This new attraction will allow members of the public a one-stop shop where they may see paintings held by famous attractions like the Burrell Collection and Kelvingrove, in Glasgow, Edinburgh Castle, the Scottish Parliament building and Aberdeen Art Gallery.
Made from, 441 separate collections, the database includes many of Scotland’s best known works of art, including Henry Raeburn’s famous image of Edwin Landseer’s The Monarch of the Glen.
Fiona Hyslop, Scottish Culture Secretary, said: “Scotland is home to a wealth of oil paintings, with more than 30,000 in collections. The successful completion of this hugely ambitious project means our nation’s best-known treasures and hidden gems are now available online, free of charge, for all to enjoy.”