Miniature Museum Projects

We are Tara Downs and Bart Sabel. As Miniature Museum we work together to combine our skills to inject a creative approach to heritage interpretation and give the same delicate attention to detail to the process of research & engagement as we do to making our artworks.

Our miniature museum installations combine steam-age engneering and storytelling.  They incorporate a mixture of objects and use a range of ways to trigger lighting, animate automata, activate images and produce sounds that enchant audiences, arouse their curiosity, and stimulate engagement.

Miniature Museums are ideal for facilitating public participation in long-term projects and community consultations.

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Miniature Museum,Swampwood


We share a background in location theatre and sculpture, a love of research and working with people.

Between us we have skills in mechanical engineering, sculpture, metalwork, automata, electronics, photography, sound and film recording and editing, as well as social anthropology, craft education, community arts and museum studies.

We have experience in practical and creative design and fabrication using all kinds of materials including creating everything from miniature cabinets of curiosity to large scale constructions for outside performances parades and exhibitions.

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