Movie: 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.

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Jen Cork

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