Cabinet of Curiosities: Selections from the Permanent Collection

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Presented by Art & History Museums-Maitland at A&H Maitland Historical Museum, Maitland FL

May 14 2015
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Sep 13 2015
Cabinet of Curiosities: Selections from the Permanent Collection

Cabinets of curiosities (also known as Kunstkabinett, Kunstkammer, Wunderkammer, Cabinets of Wonder and Wonder-Rooms) were encyclopedic collections of objects whose categorical boundaries were, in Renaissance Europe, yet to be defined. Modern terminology would categorize the objects included as belonging to natural history (sometimes faked), geology, ethnography, archaeology, religious or historical relics, works of art (including cabinet paintings) and antiquities.

These collections could be displayed in cabinets, drawers, portable cases or even fill an entire room. Some of the best documented cabinets were owned by rulers and aristocrats and viewed only by invited guests. Although members of the merchant class and early practitioners of science in Europe formed collections that were shared with the public and considered precursors to museums.

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