Front Quad of Lincoln College, the walls covered in bright green ivy


Lincoln College sculptures on Art UK

17 Feb 2020

Art UK is a cultural education charity which believes in ‘democratising access to art’. Their website showcases UK art from museums, universities, town halls, hospitals, and other civic buildings across the country, 80% of which is not available for public view.

Lincoln College participated in Art UK's initial photographic recording of oil paintings for the Your Paintings website in 2011-12. Recently, the charity expanded its remit to include sculptural works. Art UK set rigorous criteria for what pieces constitute a sculpture, and seven items in the College collections met these criteria and are now showcased online:

Lord Murray of Newhaven, Library

Edward Tatham memorial, Library

Alderman William Levinz, Library

St Matthew and St Luke, Chapel

John Wesley, Wesley Room

John Wesley, Front Quad

The oil paintings and sculptures are now accessible on the Art UK website.

Partnering with outside institutions increases our capacity to give access to our historic art collections. Several of our watercolour paintings fit within the scope of The Watercolour World project, and we look forward to sharing details of Lincoln’s works on there soon.

Where next?

  • Explore the College ArchiveRead more
  • Discover our collections with Lincoln UnlockedRead more
  • Read our Archivist's blog post 'Locked out of the Archive'Read more