Artwork Digitisation

Artwork Digitisation

Artwork Digitisation

One of our highlights, not just in terms of Artwork Digitisation but in terms of our work as a whole, was a commission by the artist Ralph Heimans to digitally capture his official Diamond Jubilee Portrait of the Queen. Ralph required a high-resolution image of the painting, showing brush stroke detail. The portrait measured over 3.5 by 2.5 metres creating quite a challenge.

Using a top of the range Hasselblad camera we captured multiple photographs, precisely and systematically. These photographs were then stitched together to form a 1.5Gb fully colour-calibrated master digital image. The original portrait is now hung in Westminster Abbey, London. The digital image is viewed world-wide.We extend this same level of care and precision to all artwork digitisation projects and, indeed, to all the digitisation services we provide. These include Sir Quentin Blake's beautiful original illustrations, taken from his archive of over 20,000 drawings.

Artwork Digitisation Customers

Other collections include:

  • Original drawings by Edward Lear for the Folio Society
  • National Maritime Museum
  • Palace of Westminster
  • Royal Academy of Music
  • Manx Heritage Museum

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Max Communications and the RSA Archive have a successful, long standing working relationship. We have undertaken several digitisation projects together to scan our numerous large sized artworks, prints and diagrams. More recently we successfully migrated to Max’s archive management and digital preservation services, DRYAD and SOTERIA. I cannot fault either the consistent quality of the digitisation or the quality of professional service provided and would recommend, Max Communications, without reservation.

--Eve Watson | Head of Archive | The Royal Society of Arts
Artwork Digitisation