1A picture consisting of a number of separate sections which are capable of being combined in numerous ways to form different scenes.
The myriorama was popularized by John Heaviside Clark (1771–1863), British landscape artist.
2A form of public entertainment in which a large number of different panoramic scenes or images are shown in succession, supported by lighting and other special effects, often including a commentary.
The most celebrated myrioramas were those presented by the Poole brothers in the later years of the 19th century: see H. J. Powell Poole's Myriorama! (2002).
Early 19th century; earliest use found in The European Magazine. From ancient Greek μυρίος countless + -orama.