Sunday, October 17, 2010

Morbid Anatomy Library on the Huffington Post's "Ten 'Cabinets of Curiosities' and Unique Collections from around the World"

Before they made a TV show about Hoarders, steadfast collectors were once held in great esteem. During the Renaissance, the "cabinet of curiosities," or wunderkammer, was a style of curation in the spirit of the sublime junk drawer, a display of weird stuff that didn't go anywhere else. A few hundred years out of fashion, they're starting to pop up again, and we've put together ten examples of our favorites, both full-fledged cabinets of curiosities and the sorts of specialized collections they might draw from. --Travis Korte, "Ten 'Cabinets of Curiosities' and Unique Collections from around the World," The Huffington Post
You can view the full story--with slideshow and special mentions for the Morbid Anatomy Library and our sister spaces Observatory, the Reanimation Library and Proteus Gowanus (pictured above)--on The Huffington Post by clicking here.

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