English Heritage Goes to the Wall

Ann Hills investigates a new online database of all English Heritage historic wall paintings.

This month the computerised database of all English Heritage's historic wall paintings comes on-line in an exciting development which will increase protection for these historic masterpieces. Although still awaiting pictorial images to back up the catalogue of information from the seventy English Heritage-owned sites that were surveyed, the database is still the most detailed directory of its kind, covering a time period from Roman Britain to Queen Victoria, and should prove invaluable to researchers and conservators of this relatively neglected art form.

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