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Re: Museology

Those wishing to see full size restorations of many large dinosaurs should take
a trip to Taipei, Taiwan.  Stephen and Sylvia Czerkas supervised the
construction of ten dinosaur models, including _Tyrannosaurus rex_,
_Triceratops_, _Apatosaurus_, and _Stegosaurus_.  According to the 1989 book the
Czerkases authored, _My Life With the Dinosaurs_, the ten models were
incorporated into a walk-through diorama which also features restorations of
prehistoric plants and large mural backdrops.  The natural history museum also
has a number of large dioramas representing a variety of today's ecosystems.  I
haven't been to the museum, but I'd be delighted to hear from someone who has
seen it.  The dinosaurs probably need to be updated with feathers, but aside
from that...

Ralph W. Miller III  <gbabcock@best.com>

P.S. I worked on the (present day) rain forest diorama (as one of many craftsmen
working for Academy Studio).