Paula Findlen. “The Birth of the Museum: Objects, Visitors, and Meaning since the Renaissance.” Open to the public.

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Date(s) - 03/23/2017
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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The Forrest W. Clonts Lecture is a series sponsored by the WFU Department of History.

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 5:30 PM at The Reynolda House Museum of American Art. It is open to the general public and will be followed by a public reception.

“The Birth of the Museum: Objects, Visitors, and Meaning since the Renaissance”
Paula Findlen is Ubaldo Pierotti Professor of Italian History and has directed the Suppes Center for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at Stanford University.

Among her many publications are “Possessing Nature: Museums, Collecting and Scientific Culture in Early Modern Italy” (1994), (with Pamela Smith), “Merchants and Marvels” (2002), “Athanasius Kircher: The Last Man Who Knew Everything (2004), “Early Modern Things: Objects and their Histories,” 1500-1800 (2013), and most recently a collaborative book, “Birds, Other Animals, and Natural Curiosities: The Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo” (2017).