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cabinet of curiosities was an encyclopedic collection in RenaissanceEurope of types of objects whose categorial boundaries were yet to be defined. They were also known by various names such as Cabinet of Wonder, and in German Kunstkammer (“art-room”) or Wunderkammer(“wonder-room”).

 

A Webblog is a modern form of a Wunderkammer.

1655 engraving of Ole Worm’s cabinet of curiosities

André Breton’s cabinet of curiosities at the rue Fontaine 42. recreated at the Centre Pompidou. More pictures.

1989, Museum of Jurassic Technology, LA

1959, Wisconsin’s House on the Rock.

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