The cabinet of curiosities explore the history of these remarkable and often weird collections this specimen is the beautiful hummingbird showcase on display in the natural history museums birds gallery standing over six feet tall and containing over 100 of the tiny shiny little birds the case is typical of the victorian era . Theyre featured in the new exhibit our amazing cabinet of curiosities keepers of history for 150 years on view now through january 7 2018 at the history museum in 1867 a group of 33 residents of st joseph county resolved to formally preserve local history. The origins of museums the cabinet of curiosities in sixteenth and seventeenth century europe ed oliver impey and arthur macgregor 2001 paperback 431 pages isbn 1 84232 132 3 cabinets for the curious looking back at early english museums ken arnold ashgate 2006 isbn 0 7546 0506 x. The origins of museums the cabinet of curiosities in sixteenth and seventeenth century europe oliver impey arthur macgregor on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers a reprint of the original 1985 edition with updated photographs thirty three essays from scholarly contributors on the evolution of collecting. The columbus museum unveiled a custom cabinet of curiosities depicting the natural history of the chattahoochee river valley artist mark dion partnered with csu art students on the art
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