Discovering the Cabinet of Curiosities

Domenico Remps, Trompe l'oeil Still Life, second half 17th century, oil on canvas, Florence, Opificio delle Pietre Dure

Where Didsbury Library, 692 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M20 2DN

When Monday 24th June 2019, 6:30pm

Tickets £5 (+booking fees)

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An interactive talk exploring the fascinating Cabinets of Curiosities, collections of rare and exotic objects, popular in Europe from 1500; which objects were included in these collections, and why? What did they represent for the people who collected and displayed them? And what would a Cabinet of Curiosities include and look like today?

The exploration of some of the most intriguing and awe-inspiring items featured in past centuries Cabinets of Curiosities will lead to a reflection on the themes of curiosity, wonder, diversity and knowledge.

This event is proudly part of Didsbury Arts Festival 2019: A Curious Festival.