Prince Charles backs plan to preserve watercolour paintings

Prince Charles backs plan to preserve paintings that show the world before photography by putting watercolours online A charity is aiming to scan and digitise tens of thousands of 'unique' paintings   Watercolours are vulnerable to fading in daylight and can be easily damaged  Prince Charles been made a patron of the new The Watercolour World charity 

By Mary O'connor For The Daily Mail

Published: 23:23 GMT, 31 January 2019 | Updated: 02:06 GMT, 1 February 2019

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The Prince of Wales has backed plans to preserve rarely-seen watercolours that show the world before photography.

A charity aims to scan and digitise tens of thousands of ‘unique and utterly irreplaceable’ paintings from a 150-year period and present them in a free online database.

Unlike oil paintings, watercolours are vulnerable to fading in daylight and can also be damaged by changes in temperature and humidity, so many have to be kept locked away from public

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