German museum Kunsthalle Bremen to digitalize 18,000 prints

BREMEN, GERMANY (dpa)- German museum Kunsthalle Bremen plans to digitalize its collection of graphic reproductions in order to make them available to the public by 2022, it said on Wednesday.
The museum said that some 17,000 prints from France and 1,000 prints from Japan are part of the digitalization project, which is being sponsored by the DFG German Research Foundation.

The choice of works was made because Japanese colour woodcut works from the 19th century served as inspiration for French Impressionism.
The Kunsthalle Bremen's collection of prints, which comprises 220,000 works dating back to the 15th century, is among the largest in Germany.
Other parts of the museums archives are also being digitalized in a project that started in 2014.

Thursday, July 25th 2019

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