Monday, 18 June 2012

Bridgeman: Art and Education

There are two major sites under the Bridgeman banner, both of which contain a wealth of ephemera from an impressive number of museums, libraries, archives, etc.  The first is the Bridgeman Art Library which requires a subscription for optimum usage (e.g. access to full images and lighboxes), but which can be browsed and searched (excluding advanced searching) by non-subscribing researchers. Thumbnails can also be downloaded.

Bridgeman Education is a subscription resource (through FE, HE etc).  A search for Ephemera yields 12,400 results. All images are cleared for educational use.

For both sites I have searched for Advertisement:  5378 results in the Art Library (screen shot) and 5013 in the Education Library.

Both image libraries offer much to researchers and have good accompanying metadata.

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(C) Bridgeman Art Library

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