Monday, November 26, 2007
NICE Paintings launched
"A new online database available from the Visual Arts Data Service (VADS) offers the chance to explore nearly 8,000 European oil paintings in Britain's public art collections. NICE Paintings (The National Inventory of Continental European Paintings) was launched on 21 November 2007 and will be the first time information on many of the pre-1900 oil paintings have been accessible outside the museums and galleries in which they are housed. The database has been created by the National Inventory Research Project - a groundbreaking research project designed to gather and present information about Britain's public art collections"