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Northern Irish art to go global on website

Art lovers will now be able to see a host of oil paintings, normally only on display at museums, on the internet.

‘Your Paintings’ is a BBC project to create a complete online catalogue of every oil painting in the national collection and 1,600 from National Museums Northern Ireland have now been added.

The collection is the first Irish collection to join the site and will be joined by 1,200 other paintings from over 30 collections across Northern Ireland later this year.

Kim Mawhinney said National Museums Northern Ireland said: "It means that people all over the world can enjoy a flavour of our fantastic collections including the work of Belfast-born Sir John Lavery and internationally renowned artist Francis Bacon, considered by many the greatest British artist of the twentieth century.”

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