I had the pleasure of supporting the crowdfunding campaign put on by The Brain Scoop to help complete the Field Museum’s Striped Hyena Diorama. These sorts of large scale diorama aren’t something you associate with contemporary museum practices. They often seem like artifacts of a bygone age. But to see a new diorama like this is a reminder of the sense of wonder and curiosity this combination of art and science can invoke.
The Field Museum’s staff artist Aaron Delehanty posted a fantastic set of images documenting the diorama construction process. The Brain Scoop, the youtube channel behind the fundraiser, has also done a fantastic job documenting the process over a series of videos. The end result is a vista that captures your gaze and your imagination.