26 JAN - 3 FEB | 2019 TOUR & TAXIS | BRUSSELS

The art of the Wunderkammer: when Marco Polo meets Indiana Jones


03/02/2018

A discussion with specialists led by Thijs Demeulemeester, journalist for SABATO, Weekend Knack and author of ‘Wunderkammer: an exotic journey through time’

Curiosity cabinets or ‘Wunderkammer’ are treasure troves designed to inspire admiration. Since the end of the Middles Ages, collectors started gathering the most beautiful and original objects the known world could offer: exotic shells, minerals, stuffed animals, curios, scientific instruments, vanitas still lives and art objets. Are curiosity cabinets just innocent collections or are they symbols of power and knowledge? The debate is on!

Language: ENG
Book launch of Thijs Demeulemeester’s book at the end of the talk.

Thijs Demeulemeester © Alexander Popelier / Photo Millon Belgium (butterflies) © Alexander Popelier