The weird and the wonderful; a brief history of cabinets of curiosities.
Curiosity collecting was a central part of 17th century European culture. Displays were often extensive in scope; microcosms of a world that had become more difficult to understand. Cabinets of curiosities were central to the development of the modern world and can help us investigate the workings of princely courts, the education of European rulers, the beginnings of the scientific revolution and international trade. Many of these collections also became the basis for our modern museums.
Coffee and tea - 9.30am
Start - 10am to 4pm
These workshops are fundraising events for our charity (Arts Development in East Cambridgeshire) trading as Babylon Arts, Charity registration no: 1043197