Bridgeman Images press release – 19 April, 2018.
Bridgeman signs historic agreement with Italian Ministry of Culture (MiBACT) becoming the only international picture agency covering all 439 Italian state-owned museums for image licensing.
We are excited to announce that we have signed an agreement with the Ministero dei beni delle attività culturali e del turismo (MiBACT), allowing us to acquire and license images from 439 Italian museums and cultural sites belonging to MiBACT.
MiBACT includes some of the world’s most prestigious Italian museums including the Uffizi, Pinacoteca di Brera, Cenacolo Vinciano, Pantheon, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, and Pompei.
Bridgeman is grateful to MiBACT for this agreement, which is the first of its kind and presents an amazing opportunity for the museums and Bridgeman to be able to distribute and license these remarkable images worldwide. We are working with each institution to add content and images that will be available for all editorial and some non-editorial uses.
Bridgeman is proud to be able to provide additional income for these important institutions and to enable investment in the protection and enhancement of their cultural heritage.
If you have any questions regarding this agreement, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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About Bridgeman Images
Bridgeman Images is the world’s leading rights-managed specialists in licensing art images to creative professionals. Over the past 45 years it has built up a global client base through offices in London, New York, LA, Paris, Berlin and Bologna, representing leading museums and artists for copyright. Bridgeman Images splits reproduction fees with its partner collections, creating a vital revenue stream for the museum sector.
MiBACT (Ministero dei beni delle attività culturali e del turism) is the culture ministry of the Italian Republic. Its headquarters are located in Rome and the current minister is Dario Franceschini. The ministry is principally concerned with culture, the protection and preservation of artistic sites and property, landscape, and tourism.