What Came Before Modern Museums: Cabinets Of Curiosities

The Cabinet of Curiosities was the predecessor of the modern museum and, as its name suggests, a true world of wonders. Imagine that you are a member of the royalty in 17th century Europe. After inviting a few friends over for dinner, you ran out of things to talk about. So, what can you do to entertain your guests? A good idea would be to show them around your cabinet of curiosities and impress them with your collection of rare antiquities and exotic natural specimens....

What Came Before Modern Museums: Cabinets Of Curiosities

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