This book brings together in a unique perspective aspects of natural history dioramas, their history, construction and rationale, interpretation and educational importance, from a number of different countries, from the west coast of the USA, across Europe to China. It describes the journey of dioramas from their inception through development to visions of their future. A complementary journey is that of visitors and their individual sense making and construction of their understanding from their own starting points, often interacting with others (e.g. teachers, peers, parents) as well as media (e.g. labels). Dioramas have been, hitherto, a rather neglected area of museum exhibits but a renaissance is beginning for them and their educational importance in contributing to peopleas understanding of the natural world. This volume showcases how dioramas can reach a wide audience and increase access to biological knowledge.This is a given for natural history dioramas that there are of the living world (or extinct world in the case of dinosaurs). ... the Organism network following naming the Structure (13) category is subdivide into colour (30) Size (31) parts of body ( 32), Life cycle e.g. baby adult (33) and other ... Other categories are allocated a unique number such as raising anthropocentric comments (51) and ethical ideas (47).
|Title||:||Natural History Dioramas|
|Author||:||Sue Dale Tunnicliffe, Annette Scheersoi|
|Publisher||:||Springer - 2014-12-05|