• Movement on the Western Front - Dioramas Part 2

    Wednesday 4 December 2013 by Alana Treasure. 3 comments

    Part 2 - Reinforcement and Movement As mentioned previously, the dioramas consist of a number of sections of base framework, some of which are bolted together, some of which are not. Well-hidden behind the display cases, facades and the diorama surface, few still sat on their original leg castors, while many had been trimmed and placed on fascinating, decades-old systems of levelling the individual sections. Example of levelling system…

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  • Movement on the Western Front - Dioramas Part 1

    Wednesday 4 December 2013 by Alana Treasure.

    Part 1 - Demolition When the Western Front dioramas were previously placed in their current positions when the gallery opened in the 1970s, they were dismantled in (now) Aircraft Hall, and moved in as separate sections and re-joined with plaster and fill material in the space. At that time, the dioramas were not considered National Collection items, a status they gained in the 1990s. As National Collection items, and even if they …

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