Following the work undertaken by the project team at St Cuthbert’s over the past year, the entire collection of 440 fragments has now been made available online for the first time by the University for the Creative Arts’ (UCA) Visual Arts Data Service (VADS).
“We are absolutely delighted to see this formerly hidden treasure finally accessible to all online as a result of the Reredos Project – and we hope that sharing it online will generate further research and develop understanding of its historical significance”, comments the Project Coordinator, Judeth Saunders. “It’s testament to a lot of work by an extremely passionate and dedicated team here at the church, and the generosity of our funders – and it shows the variety and richness of the collection to its full extent”.
Hosted at UCA for two decades, VADS provides free online access to over 300 collections, comprising of than 140,000 images contributed by universities, libraries, museums and archives from across the UK, which are available freely for non-commercial educational use.
This valuable online resource was made possible by funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, The Pilgrim Trust, ChurchCare, The Alfred Gillett Trust, Somerset Archaeology and Natural History Society (Maltwood Fund), and the Leche Trust.
Access the collection here