This little display case with its wonderful ship model, was spotted at Dun Laoghaire’s terrific Maritime Museum over the weekend, (the museum is on Haigh Terrace, near Dun Laoghaire’s new public library (pay a visit to both when you can). It put me in mind of a subject close to my heart. Because this isn’t… Read More Tableau & Diorama. (iii)
Had to show you this. It’s what is known as a diorama of course, showing the vast sweep of the Grand Canyon. I spotted it recently in the Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany, (where they really go in for large, highly detailed model-making in a big way. You’ll see that the clever artists who made… Read More Panoramas; Dioramas and Tableau. Munich to Moscow, Dublin to the USA.
The Natural History Museum was founded in 1856, It was constructed to accommodate the large collections of bird, animal and geological specimens belonging to the Royal Dublin Society, the RDS. For overseas readers, the RDS by the way, is a venerable and prestigious institution dedicated to the promotion of learning industry, agriculture, arts and scholarship,… Read More The Dead Zoo