Bridgeman Art Library Celebrates 40th birthday

The Bridgeman Art Library has chosen Cepic week to send out this message about the companies 40th birthday


This week sees the 40th birthday of The Bridgeman Art Library, the UK’s foremost art, culture and historical image library.

Harriet Bridgeman founded the company in 1972 and has watched her idea grow into a global enterprise. ‘We started with £500 and five hundred transparencies in Kodak boxes,’ explains Harriet. ‘We now have five international offices and can claim to be the world’s largest image library for fine art, cultural and historical imagery. Our Los Angeles office opened recently and this month sees us launch our latest project, footage licensing.’

This year’s annual image licensing event, CEPIC, coincides with Bridgeman’s birthday week and delegates attending the congress will leave with a memorable present from Bridgeman: a practical and eye-catching tote bag.

Christina Vaughan, President of CEPIC, said, ‘We are delighted that Bridgeman are sponsoring CEPIC in their birthday year and wish them another forty years of success.’

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