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Three Works Now on View at the USS Constitution Museum

  • USS Constitution Museum Building 22, Charlestown Navy Yard Charlestown, MA USA (map)

Anna Lindemann worked closely with the maritime historians and directors of exhibits and collections at the USS Constitution Museum in Boston to develop three new works for permanent exhibit at the museum that showcase the history of the USS Constitution, one of the first US Navy vessels, and the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world. The works include an animation depicting the construction and launch, in 1797, of the USS Constitution using more than 100 specially commissioned illustrations by UK-based illustrator Stephen Biesty; a motion graphic depicting the thousands of US merchant ships sailing from 1791-94, and their capture by French, British, and Barbary Corsair ships, which precipitated the creation of the US Navy; and a video that welcomes visitors to the USS Constitution Museum and shares the history of the USS Constitution through historic paintings, photographs, video, and animation.