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Top Art Exhibitions: September 2018

Posted by Published on August 31, 2018

  Flower Fairies: Botanical Magic The Garden Museum, London, 8 August – 30 September 2018 Incredibly, 2018 is the centenary of the first appearance of Cicely Mary Barker’s flower fairy illustrations. Barker’s magic is in her attention to detail; she sketched the fairies from children in her sister’s nursery, and every plant is botanically accurate. To celebrate the centenary the Garden Museum is putting on…

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The British Library write that their collection of maps, plans and views is ”one of the largest in the world, numbering some 4.5 million”. From the 15th century onwards, technological and social advancements meant that explorers across the world could begin to record their explorations (and exploits) across the planet. Thanks to the British Library, we can examine changes in the way the world was…

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Top 10 Historical Anniversaries 2018

Posted by Published on December 29, 2017

From UK women winning the right to vote to the first living creature being sent to space, we take a look at some of the historical anniversaries coming up in 2018    1. British woman aged 30 and over got the right to vote, 2 February 1918 – 100 year anniversary “There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and…

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On the Road with Bridgeman Footage

Posted by Published on June 1, 2017

With the sun coming out and the weather warming up, holiday booking season is upon us. To alleviate your work-head and inject some long-awaited wanderlust, we’re showcasing our favourite collections of contemporary travel footage, all available to license in stunning high-definition. Dorian Webber Wonderfully cinematic footage from Japan, Northern America, Canada and Thailand, including mountainous landscapes, light-filled cityscapes, wildlife and ancient monuments.   Laboratoriorosso An…

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The 75th anniversary of D-Day

Posted by Published on May 23, 2017

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landing on 6th June 2019, we bring you images showing the preparations for D-Day, troops landing on the French coast and combat scenes, all available for licensing from the Bridgeman archive.  A turning point of World War II After months of preparation, Allied troops landed on Normandy’s beaches in a secret operation that would prove to be…

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The importance of clothing and fashion were changed significantly by the Great War. The flowing lines and tight skirts of the Edwardian era slowly vanished making way for clothes that were more practical to wear. Women’s fashion from 1914 onwards The outbreak of war changed the roles of women in society leading to the need for a different kind of fashion. As their men left to…

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Women’s Roles during World War I

Posted by Published on February 24, 2017

To commemorate the part women played in the ‘Great War’, we bring you images and footage from the Bridgeman archive. Women at their workplaces Before the outbreak of WWI, the role of women mainly involved looking after their households and fulfilling domestic chores. With their husbands leaving for the front, many new job opportunities arose. Women started to work as military caregivers, nurses or took…

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