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  • n. Alternative form of Wunderkammer.

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  • Jessica: I have, for several years, been totally fascinated by the idea of a "wunderkammer," or cabinet of curiosity, which was the name given to the earliest of natural history collections.

    Boing Boing

  • During the Renaissance, the "cabinet of curiosities," or wunderkammer, was a style of curation in the spirit of the sublime junk drawer, a display of weird stuff that didn't go anywhere else.

    Ten "Cabinets of Curiosities" and Unique Collections from around the World (PHOTOS)

  • During the Renaissance, the cabinet of curiosities, or wunderkammer, ...

    Ten "Cabinets of Curiosities" and Unique Collections from around the World (PHOTOS)

  • My dad was deep piles of stuff: he was a wunderkammer, a cabinet of curiosities filled to bursting, dusty around the edges, the core hard to reach, impenetrable depths but so much fascinating stuff spread across the surface that you could spend a rewarding eternity just exploring his superficialities.

    Of Shoes And Ships And Sealing Wax And Hoarding Stuff And Things | Her Bad Mother

  • Forest Bookshop 8 St John Street, Coleford, Gloucestershire GL16 8AR, 01594 833334With its green and cream front and golden signage, this is a veritable wunderkammer.

    Independent bookshops in south-west of the UK

  • As its name suggests, the Brooklyn-based quarterly magazine Cabinet is a wunderkammer between two covers, a Baedeker for psychogeographers, a random walk through the postmodern baroque.

    Boing Boing

  • RIP, Parke Meek: Eames design team member, steampunk wizard, wunderkammer guardian

    Boing Boing

  • Boing Boing reader Genise Schnitman says, "Parke Meek, the self-taught steampunk technical wizard who worked in the Eames office and was the curmudgeonly doyen of Jadis, the retrofuturist wunderkammer on Main Street in Santa Monica, passed away at 86."

    Boing Boing

  • I would love to have an original Louie someday -- it would certainly turn any wall into a wunderkammer.

    Boing Boing

  • The Surreal House, LondonWith a full house of starry artists and wunderkammer appeal, this exhibition has all the building blocks of a sure-fire summer hit.

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  • "This happens some of the time but not all of the time in “Wunderkammer: A Century of Curiosities,�? the latest permanent-collection exhibition in the galleries of the Museum of Modern Art’s department of prints and illustrated books. It has been organized by Sarah Suzuki, one of the department’s assistant curators, and is inspired by the Renaissance wunderkammer, or cabinet of curiosities."

    The New York Times, Dusting Off a Museum’s Curio Cabinet, by Roberta Smith, August 21, 2008

    August 23, 2008

  • example of usage in this blog post

    April 6, 2008