Diorama Construction

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This is to examine the extent, nature, and scope of diorama in museum display outcome and its significant direction to enrich the understanding of our culture. The language of dioramas is a small or full-scale model of real or imaginary environments which serves as a vehicle for artistic expression. Diorama can also be described as a group narrative. The concept of “group narrative” mostly portrays the idea or feeling of togetherness and a common language perceived in things around us. In most cases, this concept is expressed through sayings, proverbs, installations and other art forms like painting, sculpture and graphics. Conceptual and methodological issues involved in the construction of diorama are discussed. Existing research that addresses dioramas and the part it plays in museum art is reviewed. The part diorama plays in an individual’s life is considered and it’s part in future research is also discussed. This is achieved by the construction and exhibition of dioramas through modelling, carving and painting as well as assembling of objects to portray naturalism. The same foam models can change in action by way of what it is been used to communicate. In diorama installation, foam models have advantage over other sculptural material models. The researcher has recorded, described, analyzed and interpreted his findings in five chapters. It is recommended that students are encouraged to undertake projects in diorama to unearth important scenes of cultural and historical importance. Installation art must be incorporated in the sculpture programme and made to form an integral part of the syllabus of study.
A Project submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts (Sculpture)