New Database: Mapping Sculpture

Posted on May 10, 2011


Alexander Munro (1825-71), Young Romilly, c.1863, marble, National Galleries of Scotland (top); George Frampton (1860-1928), Head - St Elizabeth, 1902, wax, Victoria and Albert Museum (bottom left); and Bernard Meadows (1915-2005), Black Crab,1951-2, bronze, Tate (bottom right)

Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951 is the culmination of a three-year collaborative study of sculptors, related businesses and trades, and holds details of over 50,000 items about sculptural practice.  The items within the database consist of the results of the first comprehensive study of sculpture between the Great Exhibition of 1851, and the Festival of Britain in 1951.

The database includes information on c.3,500 sculptors, c.10,000 related businesses, c.15,000 objects, c.1,300 exhibitions, c.700 other events, c.125 art societies, c.125 art schools and c.16,500 locations,

The site can be accessed online, as usual, plus there’s a mobile version which is ideal for accessing to the database while out viewing sculptural objects in situ.