Arts & Sculptures Inspired by Nature
"Inventory of the wonders of the world and unusual objects .
Considered as the ancestors of museums in general and museums of natural history in particular, cabinets of curiosities appeared in the 16th century, at the Renaissance.
They consisted of objects often extraordinary, unusual or even heterogeneous such as works of art, weapons, stuffed animals, seagrasses, minerals... and have played a fundamental role in
the rise of modern science."