Article ID: CBB000932726

Naturalists, Collectors and Theoreticians of Museology (2009)


Arabas, Iwona (Author)

Kwartalnik Historii Nauki i Techniki
Volume: 54, no. 1
Issue: 1
Pages: 115-130

Publication Date: 2009
Edition Details: [Translated title.] In Polish.
Language: Polish

The origins of the contemporary collectorship dates from times when the sameness of art and science was commonly accepted. In those days relics of the ancient past and natural individuals of newly discovered lands were presented at the same time. Cosmological character of the collections manifested the tenacity of recognition and representation of the surrounding reality. A great impact on completion of collections of curiosities in Europe had Netherlands, and in the basin of Baltic Sea a remarkable significance was gained by Hanseatic Gdansk. Collections of Jakub Breyn, Jakub Klein and Gotfryd Reyger became famous then. In the same way were imported individuals for Anna Jablonowska that composed one of the most interesting European collections. In course of time merging such a great multiplicity of collections was beyond collectors' power and museum pieces from collections of curiosities were parcelled out. It was a real beginning of specialist museums. A role of museum for science results from its function of methodical organizing collections that can be used by research workers. However, although the aims of scientific and museum centres are different, they come together on the occasion of museum recognition works when museums' workers borrow essential knowledge and methods from resources of science, and scientists search for useful research materials in museum resources.

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Authors & Contributors
van de Roemer, Bert
Maerker, Anna
Beckman, Jenny
Simon, Jonathan
MacGregor, Arthur G.
Visconti, Agnese
Journal of the History of Collections
History of Science
Schede Umanistiche
Eighteenth-Century Studies
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Manchester University Press
Cambridge University Press
Harvard University Press
Collectors and collecting
Natural history
Curiosities and wonders
Human anatomy
Pini, Ermenegildo
Dávila, Pedro Franco
Hunter, John
Soane, John
Ruysch, Frederick
Time Periods
18th century
19th century
17th century
20th century, early
20th century
16th century
Great Britain
London (England)
Naturhistoriska riksmuseet
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Museum of Victoria (Melbourne, Australia)
Royal College of Surgeons, London
Hunterian Museum (London)
Brown University

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