The Cornwall Catalogue

Discover the paintings you own: The Hidden Heritage of Cornwall revealed

The first complete catalogue of all paintings in public ownership in the county.
Published by The Public Catalogue Foundation

Cornwall houses some outstanding collections. They are particularly strong in paintings by renowned artists drawn to this area by its seascape, landscape and quality of light. Cornwall boasts an enviably broad and exciting range of 1,575 oil paintings in 54 collections, and each painting is illustrated in colour.

The collections are:

Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden - 4
Bodmin Town Council - 7
Bodmin Town Museum - 3
Bude-Stratton Town Council - 5
Camborne Library - 2
Cornwall County Council - 64
Cornish Studies Library - 2
Camborne School of Mines 9
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry Museum - 5
The Looe Guildhall Collection - 5
Falmouth Art Gallery - 164
Falmouth Fire Station - 1
English Heritage, Pendennis Castle - 1
Falmouth Town Council - 3
Fowey Museum - 3
Gerrans Heritage Centre - 1
Geevor Tin Mine - 1
St Michael's Hospital - 28
Helston Folk Museum - 19
Passmore Edwards Institute - 2
Helston Town Council - 3
St Mary's Hospital - 1
Isles of Scilly Museum - 17
Kerrier District Council - 1
English Heritage, Launceston Castle - 1
Lawrence House Museum - 21
Liskeard Town Council - 1
Launceston Town Council - 13
Mount Edgcumbe House - 98
Newlyn Art Gallery - 90
National Maritime Museum Cornwall - 75
Newquay Hospital - 23
Newquay Old Cornwall Society - 1
Padstow Museum - 7
Penryn Town Council & Museum - 13
Penlee House Gallery & Museum - 167
Polperro Heritage Museum of Fishing and Smuggling - 2
Penzance Town Council - 3
Porthcurno Telegraph Museum & Archive - 9
Restormel Borough Council - 4
Royal Cornwall Hospital - 51
Royal Cornwall Museum - 401
The Tuke Collection - 87
Redruth Town Council - 6
Redruth Town Museum - 3
Saltash Heritage Museum and Local History Centre - 3
St Ives Library - 3
St Ives Town Council - 21
St Agnes Museum - 6
Saltash Town Council - 4
Truro City Council - 13
Truro Fire Station - 1
University College Falmouth Art Collection - 50
West Cornwall Hospital - 24

TOTAL…………………………………………………………………………………….. 1575

Press Coverage

BBC Radio Cornwall

Feature including interviews from Catalogue Reception Launch.

Northcliffe Media Group: 
(Twelve newspapers including The Cornish Guardian, The Cornishman and West Briton) 

16 May 2007
Full page feature including images, in all of the above.

The Falmouth Packet

2 May 2007
News piece.

The Falmouth Packet Online

11 May 2007 
Detailed feature including images.

Cornwall Today

July Issue
Article including images.

Western Morning News

23 June 2007
Feature with images

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