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Curations

Curations allows anyone to curate their own group of artworks, and share them with the world. 

Art UK Partner collections can additionally create virtual 'Exhibitions', link Curations to their venues, and add photographs and extra images. 

Choose your artworks

You can add any artwork on Art UK to your Curation – not just those in your care. Discover artworks to add by artist, subject, venue or tag.

If you aren't signed in, you will see this button.

'Sign in to Curate' button

'Sign in to Curate' button

When you are signed in, use the Curate button under artworks to add your choices to your Curation.

'Curate' button

'Curate' button

You will need a designated collection user account to access collection-only features, such as the option to flag as relating to a physical exhibition, add extra images or choose a venue.

Collection-only features include linking to a venue or listing as an 'exhibition'

Collection-only features include linking to a venue or listing as an 'exhibition'

If you do not see these options when making a Curation, please get in touch with editorial@artuk.org 

Arrange and interpret

Manage your Curations using the editor in My Curations – a feature available once you are signed into Art UK. Here, you can arrange the artworks within your Curation and choose how you want to view them: as an Album, Storyline, or Showcase.

Accessing the menu on the 'My Curations' page

Accessing the menu on the 'My Curations' page

Give context or interpretation to your choices by adding text to tell the story you want to share.

Add extra images to your Curation, such as installation photographs, artist photographs, or artworks that are not on Art UK. Please ensure you have the appropriate rights to any uploaded images.

Publish and share

Once you're ready, you can choose to publish your Curation to share with the world on Art UK.

When sharing on social media, be sure to tag @artukdotorg on Instagram or Twitter – we will re-share with our followers whenever possible.

Stories

Art UK regularly publishes stories created by Partner collections, for example about collections' new acquisitions, new books by curators, or to generally promote a collection.

Stories are included in our newsletter and promoted on our social media channels.

Please contact Art UK on editorial@artuk.org to express an interest in creating content with Art UK.