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Archive for January, 2010

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    Museum of Online Museums Winter Update

    It’s welcome back to campus time here at the VR blog, and so we’ll ease back into things with the kind of frivolous timewaster designed for those times when there isn’t a lot of schoolwork to do just yet. More »
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    Cabinets of Curiosities II

    Cabinets of curiosities, known in German as Wunderkammern, literally "room of wonders", became popular in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe. In many ways, they were precursors to public museums, which were first established in the seventeenth and eighteenth-centuries. The collections held in Wunderkammern were meant to be encyclopedic and to represent natural and human-made wonders from around the world. More »