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Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, Lunenburg

Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, Lunenburg

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The sketch "Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, Lunenburg" by Downtown Sketcher beautifully captures the historic Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, located in the UNESCO World Heritage seaport of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. The museum, operating seasonally from mid-May through mid-October, commemorates the fishing heritage of the Atlantic coast of Canada.

Housed in brightly painted red buildings, with floating vessels at the wharfside, the museum offers a host of attractions, a maritime gift shop, and a restaurant. Retired fishermen and experienced "Heritage Interpreters" accentuate the experience of visiting the museum, with entertaining activities and demonstrations taking place daily from mid-May to mid-October.

The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic had its beginning in the mid-1960s as the Centennial Project of the Town of Lunenburg. Originally called the Lunenburg Fisheries Museum, the goal of the volunteers who supervised the project was the formation of a museum recognizing the historic importance of the fishing industry of the Canadian east coast. The museum developed rapidly, with many volunteer hours spent by individuals who had made their living in the fishing industry. Visitor attendance was nearing 50,000 people per season, and plans were well underway for expansion into the adjacent buildings of the old fish plant.

This sketch provides a captivating portrayal of the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, capturing the essence of this historic and picturesque maritime destination.

 

FOR ART PRINTS: 

  • Sizes available are: 5"x7", 8'x10", 9"x12" and 11"x14".
  • Reproduced on high-quality 100lb paper and archival ink so your art will last for years to come! Ready to frame for wall art. Colours may vary due to screen/monitor settings.
  • Framing: We do not offer framing at this time.

FOR GREETING CARDS:

  • Size available is: 4.25”x5.5”.

PAPER & DESCRIPTION

  • Print and cards are of my original handmade marker sketches.
  • For my original work I use Copic, and Winsor and Newton alcohol-based ink markers.
  • Prints are signed by the artist.

PACKAGING
Prints: All prints are packaged with love, sealed in an eco-friendly, compostable cello sleeve made of plant fibers with thick backing cardboard and mailed in a non-bend envelope to ensure the print remains in perfect condition.
Greeting CardsAll cards are blank inside and a kraft envelope is included. All greeting cards are packed in a clear cellophane bag. 

ECO EFFORTS

  • It's very important to us to keep being as eco-friendly as possible.
  • PLA compostable sleeves and recycled postcards.
  • We welcome and encourage any suggestions you might have.

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COPYRIGHT
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Any unauthorized reprint or use of this image is strictly prohibited. No part of the artwork may be reproduced, resold, or used for promotional or social media use without written consent from the artist of © Wynand van Niekerk, @downtownsketcher.

Copyright © Wynand van Niekerk ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Materials

Alcohol based markers, Copic markers, Winsor and Newton markers, Farber Castell fine liners and card

Shipping

Free Domestic & International shipping

Dimensions

Prints available in 4 sizes: 5'x7', 8'x10'. 9'x12', 11'x14'

Originals available in 9'x12' only

Care Instructions

It's important that you should care for your fine art prints just as you would any delicate and valuable artwork. With proper handling, your prints will remain in pristine condition for many years to come.

Follow these recommendations:

Handling
Natural skin oils or other contaminants can easily transfer to the print. As a preventative measure, we recommend washing your hands before touching the print. Use both hands and support the back of the print when picking it up.
Never attempt to rub the surface of the image with your finger or fingernail as this could scratch the surface of the print.

Exposure to Elements
Keep your print out of direct sunlight. Even the best quality materials are subject to cracking or fading if exposed to prolonged periods of sunlight. Although normal incandescent light bulbs do not present a problem, fluorescent lights do emit harmful ultraviolet rays.
Hang your print away from areas where airborne grime, dust and pollutants such as cigarette smoke can leave a discolouring residue.
Avoid extreme fluctuations in moisture and temperature. Excessive fluctuations between dryness and humidity, or extreme heat and cold can negatively affect the state of your print. Museums keep the temperature generally around 18 degrees Celsius and a relative humidity of 40%. If the humidity is too high, be on the lookout for mold.

Framing
When framing your print use a good quality glass specifically designed for protecting fine art and photographic images. We also recommend using an acid-free archival mat to prevent the print and glass from touching. Like many artworks, an original is sensitive to light. Please ensure that your framer uses UV resistant/museum glass when framing. This glass will protect the artwork against direct or indirect light for years to come.

Storage
To prevent accidents, store your print away from anything that might press against the image surface. Some objects may not seem sharp enough to damage the print, but you'd be surprised at what will cause a scratch, a tear, or a rip.
Do not stack prints on top of each other. Separate them with pieces of acid-free paper to avoid damage.
Wrap your print well if you plan to transport it. Be sure to put a piece of acid-free paper over the front to protect the print. Rough handling can damage the print so pack it securely.
Do not cover your print with plastic for long periods of time. If there is humidity in the air, the mold may begin to grow. Cotton, acid-free sheets are the best for keeping dust away.

Cleaning
The print should be dusted with a clean, soft rag, to prevent dust buildup. Never use cleaning products or water as this may permanently damage the print.
Do not blow on your print as you may inadvertently deposit water droplets that can mark your print.
If using compressed air, apply short bursts while keeping the nozzle at least 12" back from the face of the print.

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