About Art UK
Art UK is a cultural education charity on a mission to make the art in UK public collections accessible to everyone, for enjoyment, learning and research. We enable global audiences to learn about the nation’s art collection by digitising artworks, telling the stories behind the art and creating exciting opportunities for public interaction with art, both online and offline.
Originally focused on oil paintings, our scope has recently widened to include prints, drawings, watercolours and, most recently, sculpture. We are currently documenting and digitising the nation’s sculptures – both in collections and in public spaces. This exciting project has major funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and is due to be completed in 2020.
We play a major role supporting public art collections by improving their accessibility and sustainability. Although we are a relatively small charity, our platform is shared by over 3,250 UK art collections and over two million people use our website each year. No other country in the world has a resource like Art UK.
Art UK is the operating name of the Public Catalogue Foundation, a charity registered in England and Wales (1096185) and in Scotland (SC048601). For more information, please visit artuk.org.