Animate the Ancient

The historical and modern combine in Bridgeman's new offering of three-dimensional clips and films. Using the latest technology to animate the ancient the Laboratoriorosso, Battlefields in Motion and Prisma Archivo collections all present significant moments and images from history in a new and exciting way. Explore ancient Egyptian tombs, take a look around the mighty forts of the American Civil War and interact with illustrations depicting notable moments in history as great battles, ancient cultures and key figures are brought to life. 

Tutankhamun funerary mask / Laboratoriorosso / The Bridgeman Art Library
Tutankhamun funerary mask / Laboratoriorosso / The Bridgeman Art Library

Laboratoriorosso

The legendary artifacts of Egypt are some of the most prized treasures in the world. Bringing additional material to our already detailed egyptology offering, the Laboratorriorosso collection - exclusively represented by Bridgeman - features a very special set of three-dimensional animated models. Showcasing, in breathtaking detail, some of the most famed pieces from Egyptian history, the collection includes Tutankhamun's funerary mask,  the statue of Khufu, and the famed Lotus Head statuette. Alongside these treasures, the tombs of Khufu, Qar and the pyramids of Saqqara can be explored. Cast a birds eye view over the grounds or swoop into the burial chambers as though on your own archaeological adventure. 

The three-dimensional models currently within our archive can be re-animated to change the movement on request. We also hold a long list of other images that can be made into a similar 3D attraction on a bespoke basis, including statues of Mersuankh, cerimonial daggers, shabtis and a range of Islamic artifacts.

Also featuring within the Laboratoriorosso collection are a wide range of contemporary HD b-reel clips from Egypt, focusing on cultural traditions, landscapes, archeology and art. The 9 Heritage Key videos make up the final part of this impressive egyptology resource. Each film contains a short, self-edited documentary about a particular area of Egyptian study and history.

Tutankhamun treasure selection / Laboratoriorosso / The Bridgeman Art Library
Tutankhamun treasure selection / Laboratoriorosso / The Bridgeman Art Library

American Civil War Mortar: Wireframe Transition / Battlefields in Motion, Ltd. / The Bridgeman Art Library
American Civil War Mortar: Wireframe Transition / Battlefields in Motion, Ltd. / The Bridgeman Art Library

Battlefields in Motion

19th Century American military history is brought to life by Battlefields in Motion, a newly exclusive collection at Bridgeman. Fort Moultrie, a 200 year old defence structure, has been virtually recreated using satellite imagery to calibrate its outer perimeter and the north-western interior around its Magazine, while the footprint of its long-lost West Barracks allowed for a virtual resurrection of the building. Fully-functional cannons have also been replicated from 19th-Century US Artillery manuals. The resulting three-dimensional models serve to produce a variety of instructive video-clips, dioramas, and photographs.

Other projects are currently under development by Battlefields in Motion and will be added to the Bridgeman archive on completion.

Prehistory. Upper Paleolithic. Homo Sapiens painting a bison. / Tarker / The Bridgeman Art Library
Prehistory. Upper Paleolithic. Homo Sapiens painting a bison. / Tarker / The Bridgeman Art Library

Italian unification (1859-1924). Battle of Volturno (1860) / Tarker / The Bridgeman Art Library
Italian unification (1859-1924). Battle of Volturno (1860) / Tarker / The Bridgeman Art Library

Prisma Archivo

With an existing set of over 3,000 images, the Prisma Archivo collection now includes a range of animated illustrations found in Bridgeman's archive. Famous illustrations and engravings have been animated to offer a new way to visually experience these notable images. Great moments in histroy, such as the Industrial Revolution, the Battle of the Pyramids and the French Liberal Revolution, are all elegantly depicted in colour and motion. Notable figures in history also feature, including Martin Luther, Christopher Columbus and Shakespeare

The Prisma Archivo footage collection offers a new way to interact with well known historical images; a dynamic and engaging set of clips perfect for educational and web use.

To learn more about any of these collections, or for help with research or pricing, contact our sales team.


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