The National Inventory of Continental European (NICE) Paintings is the first phase of an online inventory of the 22.000 pre-1900 continental European oil paintings that are present in the public collections of the United Kingdom. It contains detailed records, and an increasing number of digital images, of nearly 8.000 paintings, principally in smaller regional collections. Additional records and images are being added.
Basic search in the entire collection is possible. In addition, paintings are sorted in an alphabetical list of artists/schools and in an alphabetical list of collections. Detailed records are available for every image. The images can be downloaded in JPEG format.
The database has been created by the National Inventory Research Project (NIRP), based at the University of Glasgow.