Saturday, 17 December 2011

National Trust D/base

The UK's National Trust has launched a huge online database of its collection, which includes everything from mundane historical items to some of the finest art treasures in the world. As an example, here is a Tazza painted with the judgement of Paris, Castel Durante (c.1525) currently on display at Polesden Lacey in Surrey (CLICK for a larger graphic). The Trust also includes the personal collections of former owners, such as Sir Winston Churchill, Agatha Christie, Rudyard Kipling, Beatrix Potter and George Bernard Shaw. It has taken nearly 15 years to get more than 700,000 items online, and the work is still on-going. Click the title link to dip into this massive new international resource.


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