Mapping British Women Artists

The intention of this project is:

●    to collate disparate publicly available and research data relating to the location and form/use of creative spaces utilised by British women artists active in the period 1750-1950 and network connections between the same women in that period;
●    to make the research data openly and freely available online for non-commercial use by researchers through a map visualisation;
●    to enable filtering/sorting and other customisation of the data set to make it specific to research questions being interrogated by individual researchers.

The Database

The Library Technology Team at the University of York and a number of volunteers from among our membership have worked with the Co-Leads to create and test a bespoke Content Management Database. Members are pooling our collective research knowledge using this powerful tool.

Request Access to The Database and contribute 

Learn how to contribute by downloading the User Guide PDF

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The Map

Members are currently working with developers to create a visual representation of British Women Artists creative space locations based on data contributed to The Database.


Come back in December 2021 to view the free opensource map!



The Subversive Stitch: May Morris and her Hammersmith Home

by Helen Elletson

Coming November 2021


Gwen John in London and Paris

by Alicia Foster

Coming November 2021


Painting Cook: Sarah Stone and the Leverian Museum

by Lara Nichols

Coming November 2021