Richel Collection

Simon Costin, the Director of the Museum writes of the redisplayed Richel Collection:
"Wunderkammer, or cabinets of curiosities, first appeared in mid-sixteenth century Europe as repositories for exotic, wondrous and awe inspiring objects. The Richel Collection at the museum is all of those things and due to the fact that we know so little about the objects or why they were created, the re-display makes a nod to those early precursors to modern museums and also to the way that Bob Richel himself displayed the objects, grouped closely together within a cupboard over a series of shelves. You will have to come to the museum when we re-open over Christmas and New Year to see our very own Cabinet of Wonder."





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