Friday, March 22, 2013

United States Naval Academy Museum

The United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD has an impressive collection of historic objects and scientific artifacts plus significant works of art in their distinctive museum.  While remaining open to the public nearly every day of the year, the simply titled  USNA Museum is situated on the grounds of the Annapolis Academy in Preble Hall.
Jeff and one or two Archival Arts staff members have been paying visits to the museum to document a limited  number of paintings on exhibit in the legendary institution. After digitally scanning the irreplaceable paintings right on location with our Betterlight Scanner, the images are proofed and then archival reproductions are created at our facility in Halethorpe, MD. After suitable framing is selected the giclée canvas prints are transported back to the museum and added to the collection.

The original oil painting of Thomas Jefferson is carefully scanned on the premises of the museum.
Thomas Jefferson's portrait is now reproduced on archival canvas and framed. Here he waits to be transported to the USNA museum.

Captain Samuel Chester Ried's portrait was also reproduced and framed at Archival Arts.  Both will be added to the museum's collection.

1 comment:

  1. Sound like fascinating work.....handling so much historu!