- The Huntington Library Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Early Modern Collections in Use Conference
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens,
From cabinets of curiosities, auction houses, and libraries to stables, menageries, and laboratories, early modern collections played a key role in the creation and transmission of knowledge. But how were these collections used in their own time? Early Modern Collections in Use will explore the relationships between space and knowledge through the discussion of a range of themes in the history of collecting: from management to performance, from visitation to dissemination. Cumulatively, the papers will offer a new basis for thinking not only about the origins and content, but also about the functions and dynamics of early modern collections.