Sutcliffe Photographs Acquisition

Whitby Museum is pleased to announce that we have acquired the whole enhanced Frank Meadow Sutcliffe Collection and its associated merchandise and publishing rights from the ‘Sutcliffe Gallery’, previously owned by Mike and Trish Shaw.

Therefore, we now own the complete collection of digital scans of one of the most famous photographers in the world, Frank Meadow Sutcliffe.

Over many years Whitby Museum has created an extensive collection of photographs based on over 17,000 glass-plates and film negatives which date back to the 1860’s. The museum owns the complete collection of the original Sutcliffe glass plates alongside other prints, slides and glass lantern slides by many different photographers.  More recently we have collected digital photographs of objects, engravings and paintings.

We are thrilled to be the final owners of this unique collection in Whitby, and we will be soon organising through our museum shop and on our website, the management and the sale of prints and images, post-cards, greetings cards, and book titles.