Yale Center Offers Unprecedented Access to Largest Collection of British Art Outside the UK through New Online Catalogue

– Redesigned website—britishart.yale.edu—features an online catalogue of the Center’s holdings, allowing seamless searching across the art collections and related library materials.

– Publication-quality images of all art objects in the public domain available for free downloading.

– An associated exhibition, “Connections” (May 20–September 11, 2011), including more than two hundred objects from the Center’s collections, demonstrating the value of being able to search across the institution’s rich holdings of paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, rare books, and manuscripts

The Yale Center for British Art, which houses the largest and most comprehensive collection of British art outside of the United Kingdom, now shares its extraordinary holdings with the world through a new online catalogue. For the first time, visitors to the museum’s redesigned and expanded website have the ability to search across the Center’s entire collection of paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, rare books, manuscripts, and works in the Reference Library. In addition, they areable to download high-resolution images of objects in the public domain, free of charge. This new policy should transform scholarship in the field of British art by allowing universal access to the Center’s unparalleled collection. The launch of the Center’s online catalogue dovetails with Yale University’s recently announced “Open Access” policy, which will make high-quality digital images of Yale’s vast cultural heritage collections in the public domain openly and freely available
For more information visit the Yale Center for British Art website http://britishart.yale.edu