How to research a painting: a beginner’s guide

NIRP researcher and Neil MacGregor scholar Timothy Williams examines a painting

NIRP researcher and Neil MacGregor scholar Timothy Williams examines a painting

Art Detective is intended to help collection managers fill gaps in information about paintings in their collections by bringing together curators, experts and the knowledgeable public in an online forum.

Some non-specialist collection managers may appreciate some advice on how to try and fill some of these gaps themselves before or alongside this public consultation.

Text by Andrew Greg and Ruth Shrigley