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Conference: Personal motivations in European museum making from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment

Conference hosted by the Research programme in Museology in cooperation with the project Cultural Encounter as a Precondition for European Identity and the research programme Materials, Culture and Heritage.

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Thursday 22 November 2018, at 13:29 - Friday 23 November 2018, at 13:30

With this conference, we aim to explore the field from the point of view of the collectors themselves. Adopting a pluralistic view on early modern collecting, we will critically engage with the distinctions between natural history collectors and antiquarians, princely collectors and scholars, private and public collections, and indeed the idea of a sharp distinction between collecting practices in the Renaissance and the Enlightenment.