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Modeling Animals in Habitat Dioramas

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Published on Sep 24, 2012

Museum artist Stephen C. Quinn describes the painstaking method used to display specimens in habitat dioramas. Following a method developed by legendary explorer and taxidermist Carl Akeley, Museum artisans used the articulated skeleton of an animal as the base for a meticulously accurate sculpture, based on field measurements. That was then used as the template for a cast from which a lightweight "mannequin" was made.

The restored Hall of North American Mammals reopened October 2012.

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Photography:
AMNH Archives
AMNH/C. Chesak
AMNH/D. Finnin
AMNH/R. Mickens

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AMNH/J. Bauerle
S. Sfarra

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