Maidstone Museum is making digital images of its collections available for purchase through Bridgeman Images, with over 750 now already online and many more being added: https://www.bridgemanimages.com/en/collections/MAIDSTONE-MUSEUM-AND-BENTLIF-ART-GALLERY
A particular highlight is the museum’s Japanese woodblock print collection, featuring iconic images such as Hokusai’s ‘Great Wave’, Hiroshige’s ’53 stations of the Tokaido Way’, Utamaro’s famous beauties and Kuniyoshi’s actor prints. Hundreds of high-resolution ukiyo-e (floating world) prints feature life in Edo period Japan through works from this internationally significant collection.
Other images also include British and European watercolours, prints, drawings and oil paintings held by Maidstone Museum, which can be ordered online in a variety of digital formats for personal use and publication.
Samantha Harris, Maidstone Museum’s Collections Manager said:
“Now everyone has the opportunity to own a digital reproduction of a museum artwork to print and hang in their own home!
“We are very excited to be able to share the collections and make reproductions so widely available for purchase. Going forward we are looking to continue adding more high resolution images of our amazing collections, so watch this space”.