Video: Lord Howe Island Diorama, History
The diorama reflected a new desire for museum’s to entertain audiences with a slice of ‘real life’.
In 1923, the Australian Museum sent a team of scientists, preparators and artists to Lord Howe Island to record and bring back the sights, scenes and specimens that formed a series of three dioramas about the island. Only one remains, celebrating ninety years on continuous display and the oldest remaining natural history diorama in Australia.
Jen Cork , Online Producer