Dioramas For All Purposes

Whether you’re an exhibition fit-out company, a museums interpretation officer, or designer of gallery and trail apps, you will need striking visual content; it doesn’t hurt to have something a little out of the ordinary.

The examples below show the historic precinct of the Blackfriars in the City of London (left) and a view of Selborne Priory in Hampshire (right). Both pictures were commissioned by independent societies for archaeological publications. In both cases, little or nothing survives of the buildings above ground. Though the images are completed using old-fashioned techniques, there is more to them than meets the eye: a profound knowledge of architecture and extensive research permits archaeologically accurate images. They are based on CAD 3-D models, allowing the client to choose from an infinity of viewpoints before a final version is selected for finishing.

Cover illustration for a book
The Blackfriars in 1520
(courtesy of LAMAS)
Selborne Priory
Selborne Priory (Hampshire) as it may have appeared