179 pages, Col & b/w illus
Includes forty of the American Museum of Natural History's dioramas, depicting animals and birds from around the world. This title contains information about how the dioramas were created and who made them. It covers exploration, documentation, specimen hunting, taxidermy, landscape painting, and the craft of diorama-making.
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Naturalist and artist Stephen Christopher Quinn joined the staff of the American Museum of Natural History in 1974. As senior project manager for exhibitions at the museum, Quinn oversees all aspects of new diorama creation - including field expeditions, exhibit fabrication, and installation - as well as diorama conservation and restoration. Quinn lives in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, with his wife and two children. The American Museum of Natural History was incorporated in New York City in 1869 to promote the study of natural science and related subjects. The museum maintains exhibitions in all branches of natural history, including anthropology and ecology. As a result of its wide explorations and research programs, it has acquired specimens and data of great value.