New in the archive: 2015 collections

A synopsis of last year's collection partners for image licensing

Silent movie / Photo ©Rue des Archives PVDE / Bridgeman Images
Silent movie / Photo ©Rue des Archives PVDE / Bridgeman Images

 

From the masterpieces of national museums to the hidden treasures of private collections, Bridgeman provides a central resource of the best of the world’s art available for reproduction. Here is a synopsis of just some of our new collection partners in 2015. 
 

Rue des Archives 

Early in 2015 Bridgeman announced its acquisition of this premier French archival photo library and have since added over half a million extraordinary high resolution images to our online search. Among the new content available are photographs of iconic world events, French culture and the golden age of Hollywood. 
 

Sunderland Museums

The interactive displays at this museum tells the story of Sunderland from its prehistoric past through to the present day. The art collection has a particular emphasis on North East industrial and social history, including shipbuilding and coal mining.

 

Duty Paid, 1896 (oil on canvas) by Ralph Hedley (1848-1913) / Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Tyne & Wear, UK
Duty Paid, 1896 (oil on canvas) by Ralph Hedley (1848-1913) / Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Tyne & Wear, UK
 
Sullivan Entertainment (footage)
 
A collection of exquisitely staged historical establishing scenes from the award-winning production company, Sullivan Entertainment. Includes beautifully cinematic clips of period houses, rural and urban scenery, steam trains, automobiles, and street scenes depicting America at the turn of the century and in the 1930s.
 
 
London Metropolitan Archive (footage)
 
This archive documents the changing face of London in the 20th century. London Types' is a nostalgic series of HD footage from 1929 that includes policemen directing traffic, a chimney sweep, street hawkers and horse drawn carriages. 
 

 

  Car driving through the countryside, 1930s - reenactment, clip 7 / Sullivan Entertainment / Bridgeman Footage
Car driving through the countryside, 1930s - reenactment, clip 7 / Sullivan Entertainment / Bridgeman Footage

 

 

 The Changing Face of London, 1960 / London Metropolitan Archives, City of London / Bridgeman Footage
The Changing Face of London, 1960 / London Metropolitan Archives, City of London / Bridgeman Footage

 

 
Royal British Columbia Museum
 
Photography in British Columbia has a long history that dates back to the 1800s, when Hannah Maynard opened a photo studio, photographing the people and places of Victoria, but also experimenting with complex composites and multiple exposures.

 

Multiple exposure of Hannah Maynard and her grandson Maynard McDonald, c.1893 (b/w photo) by Hannah Maynard (1834-1918) / Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria, Canada
Multiple exposure of Hannah Maynard and her grandson Maynard McDonald, c.1893 (b/w photo) by Hannah Maynard (1834-1918) / Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria, Canada

 

Historic Royal Palaces

A delicate feather fan, a leather jerkin and a pair of golfing shoes may appear to have little in common but all are items of clothing in the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection, cared for by Historic Royal Palaces.

Intriguing, impressive and sometimes unexpected items in the collection offer an unparalleled insight into the story of the British monarchy, life at court and the ceremonial tradition of the United Kingdom over a period of almost 500 years.

 

Court coat, 1885 (wool & metal embroidery) English School,/ Photo © Historic Royal Palaces/Robin Forster
Court coat, 1885 (wool & metal embroidery) English School,/ Photo © Historic Royal Palaces/Robin Forster

 

Shelburne Museum

A museum of art, design, and Americana located in Shelburne, Vermont, United States. The unique collection includes folk art, quilts and textiles, decorative arts, American paintings and a dazzling array of 17th-20th century artifacts. 

 

The Suffragettes Taking a Sleigh Ride, 1870-90, American School, (19th century) / Shelburne Museum, Vermont, USA / Bridgeman Images
The Suffragettes Taking a Sleigh Ride, 1870-90, American School, (19th century) / Shelburne Museum, Vermont, USA / Bridgeman Images

 

Ingram Collection
 
The Ingram Collection of Modern British and Contemporary Art is one of the UK's most significant collections of 20th century British artworks. Notable artists within the collection include Ruskin Spear, Tristram Hillier, Elizabeth Frink, Cyril Power and Lynn Chadwick.  It was founded in 2002 by media entrepreneur and philanthropist Chris Ingram.
 
 
Museu Lazaro Galdiano
 
The Museum of Lázaro Galdiano is a museum located in Madrid, Spain, housing the art collection of José Lázaro Galdiano. While the Renaissance is especially well represented, the collection features important early medieval objects including Visigothic work, and works crafted by Iberia's ancient Celtic culture.

 

Eagle (Lectern), 1962 by Elisabeth Frink (1930-93) / The Ingram Collection of Modern British and Contemporary Art
Eagle (Lectern), 1962 by Elisabeth Frink (1930-93) / The Ingram Collection of Modern British and Contemporary Art

 

Manx National Heritage
 
In the capital, Douglas, the Manx Museum, the national heritage organisation for the Isle of Man, traces the island’s Celtic and Viking heritage and includes works by art nouveau designer Archibald Knox
 
Peter Scott Gallery
 
The Gallery is home to Lancaster University's international art collection and is named after Peter F. Scott, CBE, in memorial of his benevolence. Includes photographs of workers at Pilkington’s Tile and Pottery Company factory in the early 20th Century.

 

Two Women with a Dust Tile Press (b/w photo), English Photographer, (20th century) / Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University, UK
Two Women with a Dust Tile Press (b/w photo), English Photographer, (20th century) / Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University, UK

 

Australian War Memorial (includes Footage)

Established to commemorate the sacrifice of all Australians lost in war, The Australian War Memorial is not only a place of remembrance but a world-class museum with an extensive historical archive. Ranging from colonial conflicts to the present day, the Memorial’s archives are a vast depth of military history.  
 

Royal Mint Museum
 
Discover the history of coins, medals and the Royal Mint. The Royal Mint Museum situated in Llantrisant, South Wales, holds a world-class collection of coins and related material. 

 

 

A pilot in front of a Bristol aircraft of No.1 Squadron Australian Flying Corps c.1918 / Frank Hurley / Australian War Memorial
A pilot in front of a Bristol aircraft of No.1 Squadron Australian Flying Corps c.1918 / Frank Hurley / Australian War Memorial

 

 

Model for official prize medals of the Great Exhibition, 1851/ William Wyon (1795-1851) / The Royal Mint Museum
Model for official prize medals of the Great Exhibition, 1851/ William Wyon (1795-1851) / The Royal Mint Museum

 

 
Also...
 
University of St Andrews Library and People’s History Museum signed up to be represented by Bridgeman for licensing in 2015 and their images will be available to view online shortly. 
 
If you can't find what you're looking for on our website, our researchers can search our extensive offline collections for you.
 
Explore all musuems & collections represened by Bridgeman for image licensing 

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