Cabinet of Curiosities
May 27, 2017 – March 3, 2018
What is a cabinet of curiosities? The term “cabinet” originally described a room rather than a piece of furniture. These rooms, formally started in the sixteenth century, held large collections of unique objects. They served to demonstrate a person’s wealth and power, as well as provide entertainment for people to experience the strange and different. Some collections served a more scholarly function and were used as teaching and research tools.
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