Friday, May 15, 2015

Dans le chambre des merveilles

One of the inaugural exhibitions at the Musée des Confluences in Lyon, Dans le chambre des merveilles takes visitors into the world of the ‘cabinet of curisoities’, exploring exactly what it means to be a collector. In this context, the cabinet of curiosities becomes a kind of manifesto of the Museum's defining characteristics, as a place where the boundaries between different fields of knowledge disappear, a place where one comes to learn but also to question and marvel. In this ‘chamber of marvels’, 21st-century visitors can steep themselves in the atmosphere and spirit of a time when men roamed the world to collect and share their thirst for knowledge with their contemporaries. This exhibition thus presents not a recreation of an 18th-century cabinet of curiosities but a contemporary reinterpretation, an invitation to dream as one discovers a selection of the museum’s treasures.

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