Cabinets of Curiosity
Wealthy and Royal collectors formed collections of unusual and eclectic items that could be whole rooms or single cabinets. These cabinets of curiosities were also called Wunderkammer or Cabinets of Wonder. The contents would reflect the interest of the collector and could include natural wonders such as coral, bones, shells and fossils, small works of art and sculptures, antiquities,geological specimens such as crystals and meteorites and anything else that took the collector's fancy. They started to appear around the 15th and 16th centuries and were the precursors to modern museums.
We can create a cabinet of curiosities that will interest you or your children. It can be a talking point after dinner or something to discuss with your children on a Sunday afternoon and inform homework projects.