NIRP (The National Inventory Research Project): 2005-2008

  • Grant holder: Professor Francis Ames Lewis
  • Grant awarding institutions: £546K from the AHRC, Getty Institute and Kress Foundation
  • About the project: A comprehensive survey and database of pre-1900 European paintings held in all UK galleries and other institutions. This resulted in a major collaboration with the BBC and Public Catalogue Foundation to continue and extend the underdeveloped work in this area.

Find out more about the project here.

Update: This project has now evolved into a national resource – Your Paintings – run by the Public Catalogue Foundation and the BBC.