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Dinosaurs And Dioramas

Author : Sarah J Chicone
ISBN : 9781315430478
Genre : Social Science
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Two experienced exhibit designers lead you through the complex process of design and installation of natural history exhibitions. The authors introduce the history and function of natural history museums and their importance in teaching visitors the basic principles of science. The book then offers you practical tricks and tips of the trade, to allow museums, aquaria, and zoos—large or small—to tell the story of nature and science. From overall concept to design, construction, and evaluation, the book carries you through the process step-by-step, with emphasis on the importance of collaboration and teamwork for a successful installation. A crucial addition to the bookshelf of anyone involved in exhibit design or natural history museums.

Theatres Of Nature

Author : Sally Metzler
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124044178
Genre : Education
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For more than one hundred years, the Field Museum’s dioramas have engaged the imaginations of visitors of all ages, drawing them into vivid encounters with the wonders of our natural world. Theatres of Nature takes the reader on a journey around the globe, from the Kalahari desert to the Himalayas, to encounter some of nature’s most impressive animals in their natural habitats. Beginning with the rich history of the personalities involved in creating these tableaux, this volume is an in-depth look at selected highlights as well as a comprehensive catalogue of every diorama in the museum’s collection, divided into sections for mammals and birds.

Dinosaur Dioramas To Cut And Assemble

Author : Matthew Kalmenoff
ISBN : 0486245411
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Contains artwork of dinosaurs and plants to cut out and use to make dioramas of the Cretaceous and Jurassic Periods of the Mesozoic Era. Also contains text about dinosaurs

Windows On Nature

Author : Stephen Christopher Quinn
ISBN : UOM:39076002613268
Genre : Nature
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Provides photographic studies of the habitat dioramas of the American Museum of Natural History, giving an inside view of these exhibits, their creation, and the experts and artists who created them.

Identity And The Museum Visitor Experience

Author : John H Falk
ISBN : 9781315427041
Genre : Social Science
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Understanding the visitor experience provides essential insights into how museums can affect people’s lives. Personal drives, group identity, decision-making and meaning-making strategies, memory, and leisure preferences, all enter into the visitor experience, which extends far beyond the walls of the institution both in time and space. Drawing upon a career in studying museum visitors, renowned researcher John Falk attempts to create a predictive model of visitor experience, one that can help museum professionals better meet those visitors’ needs. He identifies five key types of visitors who attend museums and then defines the internal processes that drive them there over and over again. Through an understanding of how museums shape and reflect their personal and group identity, Falk is able to show not only how museums can increase their attendance and revenue, but also their meaningfulness to their constituents.


Author : Shelley Gill
ISBN : 0439117631
Genre : Education
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Bundle up for fun with this learning-packed resource on awesome Alaska! Students make a model of Denali, avoid the perils of the icy Iditarod in a History and Hazards board game, chart the sizes of big bears and other "giants” of the Alaskan wilderness, create Northern Lights sun catchers, and try out many more hands-on activities. Alaska includes background, easy activities, reproducibles, book links, and a BIG, colorful poster of Alaskan wildlife. For use with Grades 4-8.

Paleoart Visions Of The Prehistoric Past 1830 1980

Author : Zoe Lescaze
ISBN : 3836555115
Genre : Art
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Dinosaurs Are Forever A pictorial history of paleoart It was 1830 when an English scientist named Henry De la Beche painted the first piece of paleoart, a dazzling, deliciously macabre vision of prehistoric reptiles battling underwater. Since then, artists the world over have conjured up visions of dinosaurs, woolly mammoths, cavemen, and other creatures, shaping our understanding of the primeval past through their exhilarating images. In this unprecedented new book, writer Zo� Lescaze and artist Walton Ford present the astonishing history of paleoart from 1830 to 1990. These are not cave paintings produced thousands of years ago, but modern visions of the prehistory: stunning paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, mosaics, and murals that mingle scientific fact with unbridled fantasy. The collection provides an in-depth look at this neglected niche of art history, and shows the artists charged with imagining these extinct creatures projected their own aesthetic whims onto prehistory, rendering the primordial past with dashes of Romanticism, Impressionism, Japonisme, Fauvism, and Art Nouveau, among other influences. With incisive essays from Lescaze, a preface by Ford, five fold-outs, and dozens of details, the book showcases a stunning collection of artworks plucked from major natural history museums, obscure archives, and private collections, and includes new photography of key works, including Charles R. Knight's seminal dinosaur paintings in Chicago and little-known masterpieces such as A. M. Belashova's monumental mosaic in Moscow. From the fearsome to the fantastical, Paleoart: Visions of a Prehistoric Past 1830-1990 is a celebration of prehistoric animals in art, and a novel chance to understand our favorite extinct beasts through a new art historical lens.

Life On Display

Author : Karen A. Rader
ISBN : 9780226079837
Genre : Science
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Rich with archival detail and compelling characters, Life on Display uses the history of biological exhibitions to analyze museums’ shifting roles in twentieth-century American science and society. Karen A. Rader and Victoria E. M. Cain chronicle profound changes in these exhibitions—and the institutions that housed them—between 1910 and 1990, ultimately offering new perspectives on the history of museums, science, and science education. Rader and Cain explain why science and natural history museums began to welcome new audiences between the 1900s and the 1920s and chronicle the turmoil that resulted from the introduction of new kinds of biological displays. They describe how these displays of life changed dramatically once again in the 1930s and 1940s, as museums negotiated changing, often conflicting interests of scientists, educators, and visitors. The authors then reveal how museum staffs, facing intense public and scientific scrutiny, experimented with wildly different definitions of life science and life science education from the 1950s through the 1980s. The book concludes with a discussion of the influence that corporate sponsorship and blockbuster economics wielded over science and natural history museums in the century’s last decades. A vivid, entertaining study of the ways science and natural history museums shaped and were shaped by understandings of science and public education in the twentieth-century United States, Life on Display will appeal to historians, sociologists, and ethnographers of American science and culture, as well as museum practitioners and general readers.

Conservation And Care Of Museum Collections

Author : Richard Newman
ISBN : 0878467297
Genre : Art
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" ... Features art objects that tell their histories with particular force, bringing readers behind the scenes into the studios and laboratories of museum conservators. Fifty-one works from the comprehensive collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, are explored and illustrated, revealing the secrets of conservation and how museum scientists spot a fake"--Front flap.

Cruisin The Fossil Freeway

Author : Kirk Johnson
ISBN : 9781555914516
Genre : Nature
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Two "paleonerds" embark on a roadtrip across the West in search of fossils.

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