Garcia de Orta’s Cabinet of Curiosities (ca. 1500-1568)
1 July 2018 – 14 October 2018
Kunstkammern, camere delle meraviglie, cabinets of curiosities: there were many ways to describe these rooms full of rare, precious and unique objects, in many languages, a source of pride for monarchs, princes and nobles throughout Europe and places of wonder for those fortunate enough to see them.
With the exhibition ORIENTAL TREASURES, curated by Pedro Moura Carvalho, Fondazione Franco Maria Ricci presents a wide-ranging selection of such objects together with extraordinary examples of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century decorative arts from illustrious Italian and Portuguese private collections and museums, some of them never before exhibited.