CABINET OF CURIOSITIES: TEASER AD
CABINET OF CURIOSITIES: IMAGE GALLERY
CABINET OF CURIOSITIES: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE
CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
In collaboration with the curators of the Science Museums of the University of Coimbra, our work consisted of selecting pieces from the collection. The outcome is around 5.000 pieces selected and integrated in an environment that manages to recreate the atmosphere of the old cabinets of curiosities and achieves the objective of sparking the curiosity of the visitor and showing the immense heritage treasured by the University of Coimbra in its 750 years of history.
A cabinet of curiosities in the style of the 18th century inside a science museum, a risky concept. After all, the cabinets are almost the antithesis of a science museum, as they were collections that had no other objective than to surprise and show the economic power of their owner, without any further organisation, but they are precursors of what we understand today as museums, especially natural history museums.