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Tagger was originally a crowd-sourcing project inviting the public to tag art with words and also put artworks into categories. The resulting tags are invaluable, as they allow visitors to Art UK to search artworks by subject matter.

As of 2019 we have suspended Tagger and we are aiming to relaunch the project using artificial intelligence. This has huge potential for encouraging people to engage with the artworks in new ways and will help users to better navigate the website.

You can help us achieve this by making a donation towards Art UK and supporting a community of thousands of taggers helping to tag the nation’s art.

The project was created in partnership with the Citizens Science Alliance team based in the Astrophysics Department at the University of Oxford, and staff at the Art History Department at the University of Glasgow.