Dioramas once dominated the methods of interpretation at museums and history organizations.

Joan E. Freeman and Charles Fritzemeier of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin provide useful tips for building and populating dioramas with figures, particularly for organizations with limited budgets.

They explain cost-effective solutions for purchasing and clothing figures and focus on positioning them in the most historically accurate manner.

Particularly helpful is their discussion of how to alter figures purchased in stores to reflect the historical accuracy of the scene depicted.

Technical Leaflet #20 (1972)

The information in this Technical Leaflet has been updated in more recent publications. It has been indexed for historical purposes.