Taxidermy in the UK

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Historic images of both Victorian / Modern Dioramas.

The current, popular understanding of the term “diorama” denotes a partially three-dimensional, full-size replica or scale model of a landscape typically showing historical events, nature scenes or cityscapes, for purposes of education or entertainment. Frank M. Chapman, a curator at the American Museum of Natural History during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, helped popularize the style commonly seen today. Modern museum dioramas may be seen in most major natural history museums. Typically, these displays use a tilted plane to represent what would otherwise be a level surface, a painted background of distant objects, and often employ false perspective, carefully modifying the scale of objects placed on the plane to reinforce the illusion through depth perception of viewing a larger space—representations of objects (of identical real-world size) placed further from the observer are smaller than those closer. Often the distant painted background or sky will be painted upon a continuous curved surface so that the viewer is not distracted by corners, seams, or edges. All of these techniques are means of presenting a realistic view of a large scene in a compact space. That said modern day attemps using small bow back cases are rather laughable as it is the size required to achieve depth and perspective, not merely having a bow back to the case.

Dioramas and their use in displaying Taxidermy.

Impressive image inside New York's premier musuem of taxidermy. Taken during a recent visit to the establishment (August 2009, we have the resources to do this on a whim). We have all the dioramas in focus, ready for the images to be stolen, no matter we find these actions amusing rather than insulting!

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Eagle Owls with Magpie prey.

Bald Eagle diorama being created at the American Museum of Natural History New York.

Golden Eagle diorama being created at the American Museum of Natural History New York.

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Brown Bears with Moose prey.

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European Starlings.

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Mountain Goats .

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Arctic Hares.

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African Diorama.

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Shoebill stork.

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African Ibex.

North Atlantic Seabird colony.

Close up of the same case.

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North Atlantic Seabird colony, mainly Gannets.

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North American Trumpeter Swans.

Golden Eagle with Rabbit prey. Golden Eagles do not come better than this example.
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Eagle Owls with Magpie prey.

Timber Wolves
Mountain Goats
Big Horn Sheep
Golden Eagle with Chicks and eggs
Purple Heron and eggs
North Atlantic Shags with Chicks and eggs
North Atlantic Seabirds.
Colobus Monkey group.
Egret diorama.
Egret diorama.
Walrus diorama.
Hooded Merganser diorama.
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Passenger Pigeon diorama.
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Ring Necked Pheasant diorama.

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Trumpeter Swan diorama.

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