Cabinets of Curiosity

By Emma Philip, Curator of Fine Art

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On 12th June we held the second of two ‘Art Bites’ on the project.  I gave a group of our visitors a verbal update on the latest findings from project and showed them the inside of some of our newly-conserved cabinets.  Here are two of our visitors taking a closer look at the inside of our Antwerp Cabinet, which (thanks to Dr. Bowett’s research), we now know still has its original paper ceiling decoration from the 1670s.

A big thank you to those who braved the deluge in Plymouth to join us!

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