Behind the door is a three-dimensional construction, like a museum diorama .
In 1845, for example, crowds flocked to a Parisian diorama devoted to simulating the experience of seeing St. Mark's in Venice.
The actors and the scenery, sometimes represented symbolically, speak loudly to a similar diorama of wooden figures also standing on a round base in the adjacent room.
Everything was static, like a museum diorama of a London street in some distant future.
Arguably illusionism was a taste diverted into the diorama , and thence ultimately into the cinema.
Of the thousands of items in Kingston Museum, this diorama is one of my favourites.
To contribute to the three-dimensional quality of the diorama , the students add flowers and leaves by gluing small pieces of twisted and folded colored tissue paper to the background foliage.
There are also several halls that exhibit mining memorabilia, artifacts and pictures from the Ikuno mine, and a life-sized diorama exhibiting the steps involved in the refining of silver ores.
The Meteor Crater of Arizona will be highly featured in the hall with a scale model in a diorama .
Here's Deidre looking at a diorama , a model re-enactment of some kind of military engagement.