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Art Detective aims to improve knowledge of the UK’s public art collection. It is an award-winning, free-to-use online network that connects public art collections with members of the public and providers of specialist knowledge.

Register as a contributor, propose or join a discussion and work with industry specialists and informed members of the public to help improve knowledge of the UK’s public art collection. Alternatively, simply step back and enjoy research in action via the contributions posted by academics, curators, art dealers and knowledgeable members of the public who are at the heart of this unique online network.

Significant discoveries from the Art Detective are showcased on the Discoveries page. Some unsolved mysteries from the network are explored on ‘Britain’s Lost Masterpieces’. Made in partnership with Art UK, this BBC Four series returns to our screens in September 2018.