Museum replicas still figure in our work. Current projects include production of the Isle of Lewis chess set for the National Museum of Scotland and production of a full size museum replica of a Roman gravestone for display purposes as well as a reduced scale reproduction of the same item using scanning and 3D printing techniques. We have made sculpture replicas for several museums and also replica artifacts for a Scandinavian museum
The museum replica has many uses. Fund raising through sales at museum shops, shops in cathedrals, castles and stately homes contributes to their costs of upkeep and restoration. Museum replicas are also used by museum loan services for educational purposes. Other applications include replica church brasses used by brass rubbers thereby avoiding potential damage to the historic original and replicas of Roman and Arabic mosaics used for tiling floors and walls both internally and externally. Resin replicas offer these organisations a lower cost option for creating museum reproductions.