Gaydon's British Motor Museum announces new partnership to bring its photographic collection to the nation

This new print partnership will enable people to bring heritage images of the British motor industry into their home

Monday, 15th March 2021, 11:53 am
Jim Ellison, museum explainer with and archive print. Photo supplied

The British Motor Museum in Gaydon have partnered with King and McGaw to make its extensive photographic archive available around the world.

King and McGaw are print on demand artwork specialists based in East Sussex, they make beautiful and affordable artworks and already supply many of the world's greatest museums and galleries including the V&A and The National Gallery.

This new print partnership will enable people to bring heritage images of the British motor industry into their home.

The print press at King and McGraw and a selection of prints from the museum. Photo supplied

The Museum’s photographic collection includes images of classic marques, such as Austin Healey, Triumph, MG, Mini, Rover, Land Rover, Austin, Morris, Riley and Wolseley; as well as advertising and fashion from the roaring twenties to the swinging sixties; giants of the motor industry such as William Morris (Lord Nuffield) and Alec Issigonis; the rich and famous including Winston Churchill and many more.

A selection of 77 images are now available to purchase in a range of sizes and as either a print, framed print or canvas, with more coming online in the future.

Each sale will support the work of the Museum to care for and preserve its collections and archive for future generations.

Each print is hand produced in the King and McGaw workshop and can be delivered to the UK or around the world.

Toby Batchelor, head of commerce at the British Motor Museum said: “It is part of the museums ethos to make our collection as accessible to as many people as possible - this new initiative will allow motoring fans to own their very own bit of British motoring heritage.

"King and McGaw came highly recommended by other museums so we know that we are offering our customers the very best of British in supplying our unique prints”.

Ian Barham, King and McGaw's head of business development said: "As we approach forty years of proudly manufacturing in the UK, King and McGaw are delighted to partner with the British Motor Museum to make stunning images from their renowned archive available as high quality prints with hand-finished frames."

Prices range from £25 for a small art print to £200 for a large solid wood framed print.

For more information about the prints go to: https://shop.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/collections/archive-printsFor more information about King and McGaw go to: https://www.kingandmcgaw.com/