The Watercolour World

Fifty watercolours from Carisbrooke Castle Museum’s collection have been added to a free online database of pre-1900 documentary watercolours from public and private collections around the world. The images from the museum collection join more than 110,000 watercolours from over 280 institutions worldwide.

The Watercolour World is a UK-registered charity dedicated to the preservation and celebration of documentary and topographical watercolours. Its core project is to create a comprehensive visual record of the world before photography by aggregating digital images of pre-1900 watercolours onto a free, geographically indexed website. The charity also encourages and assists with the digitisation of watercolours in public and private collections and engages with the public to revive interest in this important medium. The TWW website is wholly funded by The Marandi Foundation, a London-based charity which supports children’s health and education, and cultural history and art.

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