The origins of museums the cabinet of curiosities in sixteenth and seventeenth century europe ed oliver impey and arthur macgregor 2001 paperback 431 pages . Cabinet of curiosities 1599 collection american museum of natural history here are some weird and wonderful gems that typify the kind of artifacts that would be found in a cabinet of curiosities. 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 origin of museums the cabinet of curiosities in sixteenth and seventeenth century europe edited by oliver impey and arthur macgregor oxford university press 1985 the origin of museums was wittily named after charles darwins on the origin of species albeit in a more modest way it has like darwins classic become a cult book spawning a new discipline in the history of . Resin deer lungs a pterosaur fossil and shells from hms endeavour are just a few of the curious specimens bound for our redeveloped hintze hall head of co
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