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History of the wunderkammern (cabinet of curiosities) | Tate June 26, 2015

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Mark Dion chose to use cabinets to present his finds from the Tate Thames dig. Cabinets are often used by artists to present found or made objects and become integral to how the work is seen and its meaning (the cabinets are sometimes referred to as vitrines when used in this way) . This section of the resource looks at the history of curiosity cabinets – or wunderkammer (as they were originally called) – and also explores the reasons why Dion, and other artists in Tate’s collection, have chosen to use cabinets in their work.

via History of the wunderkammern (cabinet of curiosities) | Tate.

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