- The cabinets of curiosities (Wunderkammer) and the origins of modern era collecting
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- Thu 21 September, 2017
Centro Citibanamex, Hall A.
On the 17th Century, great collections called 'Wunderkammer' or "cabinets of curiosities" developed in territories of present-day Germany, France, Belgium and Spain. Dissected animals and vestiges coexisted with other objects of striking nature. Among these objects, works of the most outstanding artists would be found. Villavicencio, museographer and curator at MUNAL, outlines the relevance of the cabinets for the definitions of artistic concept during the first centuries of the Modern Era.