V&A: Opening the Cabinet of Curiosities - Course

V&A: Opening the Cabinet of Curiosities - Course

Issued: Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:57:00 BST

V&A have opened registrations for a new course exploring how and why Renaissance and early modern collectors amassed their antiquities, scientific specimens and religious relics.

Cabinets of Curiosity were created by both princes and scholars and housed collections of extraordinary objects drawn from art and nature throughout the world. Talks will address collections amassed in the Dutch Golden Age, Baroque Spain, the Northern Renaissance, and in England, by collectors as varied as Hans Sloane, the Duchess of Portland, and the Earl of Arundel. Weekly guided collection visits include the V&A, its South  Kensington neighbours, as well as the British Museum.

This course is being run in association with the V&A Research Institute (VARI) and will be of particular interest to AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) Students. Students are eligible for a special VARI rate of £359.00, made possible through generous funding by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  There is limited availability for this rate. Please contact 020 7942 2000 for more information.

This 8 week course has a half term on the 12 February.

£399 full price, £359 over 60s, £325 concessions (concessions are available for ES40 holders and registered disabled people)

For more information and to book, please visit the V&A website here.

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