Cabinets of Curiosities - Personal Museums of the 17th & 18th Century

Cabinets of Curiosities or Wunderkammer were important private and personal collections owned by scholars, nobility and royalty. Many of the prized objects came through the trading ports of the Dutch East India Company with exotic objects but also natural and made-made being prized. Although traditionally the collectors were male, in The Netherlands, the Poppenhuizen or Dolls Houses were the collecting domain of wealthy women. Aristocratic and Royal women also gained reputations as collectors of art, shells, corals and natural plants and insects. This talk will explore the origins of the Wonder Cabinets, their purpose, and contributions to later Museums.

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<p>Cabinets of Curiosities or <em>Wunderkammer</em> were important private and personal collections owned by scholars, nobility and royalty. Many of the prized objects came through the trading ports

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06 Aug

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