Inside the "Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death" - 360 VR

Murder Is Her Hobby: Frances Glessner Lee and The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death explores the surprising intersection between craft and forensic science. Explore the interiors of five of these unusual dioramas in 360 degree detail below.


Using VR technology, you can now experience the “Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death” on your mobile device. Navigate the scenes by touching the screen on mobile. Activate the magnifying glass icons to discover more information about each scene.  Click the VR button (only visible on mobile) for an enhanced full-screen experience using your device’s gyroscope.

Tips for a Great Mobile VR Experience

  • The app uses the gyroscopic sensors in your mobile device, so find a place where you are free to move and rotate safely. Swivel chairs are perfect for this.
  • To “click” on a marker within the space, rotate your phone’s position to focus the cursor on the marker, and simply wait for one or two seconds.
  • Wi-fi connection is recommended.