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Cabinets of Curiosities Exhibition
25 May @ 10:00 am - 19 August @ 7:00 pm
Go on a journey through time and space into the world of mysterious discoveries that reveal European collectors’ fascination with exotic animals, plants, minerals and art objects unknown in the West until a few hundred years ago. This exhibition will introduce over 250 natural and artificial artefacts from ten museums, galleries and private collections, and is divided into five sections – Cabinets of Curiosities – a Brief History; Maritime Expeditions and the Collecting of Exotica; The Musée du Vivant – AgroParisTech: From Amateur Collections to Discoveries in the Natural Sciences; The Maison Deyrolle Cabinet of Curiosities: Nature Art Education and Cabinets of Curiosities and Contemporary art.
Photograph by Philippe Calandre