Book 2015

Natural History Dioramas

History, Construction and Educational Role

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ISBN: 978-94-017-9495-4 (Print) 978-94-017-9496-1 (Online)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x

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    Pages 1-4

    Introduction

  3. History and Features of Natural History Dioramas

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      Pages 5-5

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      Pages 7-21

      History of Dioramas

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      Pages 23-32

      Habitat Dioramas as Historical Documents: A Case Study

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      Pages 33-37

      A Window on the World—Wildlife Dioramas

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      Pages 39-65

      Dioramas as Constructs of Reality: Art, Photography, and the Discursive Space

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      Pages 67-78

      James Perry Wilson: Shifting Paradigms of Natural History Diorama Background Painting

  4. Resurrection and Modern Dioramas

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      Pages 79-79

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      Pages 81-86

      Dioramas in Natural History Museum—Tools for Nature Conservation

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      Pages 87-104

      Using Technology to Deepen and Extend Visitors’ Interactions with Dioramas

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      Pages 105-114

      Displaying Eco-Scenes with Techniques of Diorama Representation

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      Pages 115-130

      Conservative Restoration and Reconstruction of Historical Natural History Dioramas

  5. Learning at Dioramas

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 131-132

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      Pages 133-143

      Dioramas as Important Tools in Biological Education

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      Pages 145-159

      Catching the Visitor’s Interest

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      Pages 161-186

      Naming and Narratives at Natural History Dioramas

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      Pages 187-194

      The Evolution of the Narrative at Natural History Dioramas

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      Pages 195-208

      Imaginary Places: Museum Visitor Perceptions of Habitat Dioramas

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      Pages 209-225

      Habitat Dioramas and Sense of Place: Factors Linked to Visitors’ Feelings About the Natural Places Portrayed in Dioramas

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      Pages 227-242

      Relics of the Past + People of the Past = Innovation for the Future: Denver Museum of Nature & Science’s Enactor Program

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      Pages 243-250

      Storytelling and Performance in Diorama Galleries

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      Pages 251-266

      The Diorama as a Means for Biodiversity Education

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      Pages 267-275

      Interpreting Through Drawings

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