LONDON, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- Artworks are to be projected on landmarks across Britain on Friday to celebrate the completion of a website showing the national collection of oil paintings.
Between 4:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., the projections will be made onto 28 buildings as diverse as Exeter Cathedral, Carrickfergus Castle in Northern Ireland and George's Dock Building in Liverpool.
Four paintings will be shown as national interest, including the instantly recognisable Sunflowers from Vincent Van Gogh.
The projections mark the start of a month of exhibitions and events organized by the BBC and the Public Catalogue Foundation, who have created Your Paintings, a website showing the entire British national collection of over 210,000 oil paintings from over 37,000 artists.
Hundreds of oil paintings, which have not been seen by the public in generations will go on show at galleries, museums and civic buildings across Britain from 8th to 28th February 2013.
Held in over 3,000 galleries, museums and other civic buildings around the country, these paintings span over 600 years of art history.
"No other country has ever embarked on such a project to make accessible online its entire collection of oil paintings," said Andrew Ellis from the Public Catalogue Foundation.
While Saul Nasse, Controller BBC Learning said, "Your Paintings is a thing of beauty and I'm hoping the events that we're rolling out right across the country are going to inspire thousands more people to learn about these wonderful paintings."