Last year, the Rijksmuseum — the Dutch national museum dedicated to art and history — launched the Rijkstudio, an incredible online portal that not only allows users to browse 150,000 masterworks in their collection, but encourages them to use high-resolution downloads to create their own works of art.
To celebrate the one year anniversary of the Rijksstudio, the Rijksmuseum is holding a contest for the best design using an image from their collection. Anyone can enter, and the winner will get €1,500 in prize money and the chance to have their item produced and carried in the Rijksmuseum atelier.
To inspire the entrants, the Rijksstudio partnered with five Etsy designers to showcase the creative possibilities. Take a peek:
Tovicorrie’s calfskin clutch takes its cues from an elaborately patterned pair of trousers in an early 19th century portrait of a Javanese court official.