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February 2019

Paris Chapter: Cocktail Culturel – Cabinets of Curiosities from the Renaissance to Today

Monday, February 11, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Paris Chapter

Catherine Arminjon, Conservateur général du patrimoine, will present Cabinets of Curiosities from the Renaissance to the present day. These cabinets appeared at the end of the 15th century. In Germany it is called kunstkammer, namely, “chamber of art”; in France and Italy it is the studiolo. In the Renaissance, the cabinets correspond to the thirst for knowledge and make the link between bizarre and unknown objects causing a wonderful enchantment that can also include the frightening fantasy.

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