"Wunderkammer - The Cabinets of Curiosity"

Past Web Lecture on March 3d at 3pm ET

with Francesca Barberini

Come and Discover:


All about silver, and the world of silversmiths. Strolling around Rome you will explore the realm of jewels in the Eternal City.

Find out how the tables were furnished in the Renaissance and how they were embellished with amazing decorations and beautiful objects made of pure silver.

we will then discover precious and extravagant objects that enriched the rooms of wonders (Wunderkammer) stimulating the curiosity of the visitors.

The lecture has been recorded for you!

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Francesca Barberini

is an art historian with a degree from the University of Rome La Sapienza, and who lives in Rome, city she truly loves. Francesca is a member of the illustrious Barberini family that produced Pope Urban VIII, who consecrated and decorated the new St Peter’s Basilica. She spent several years cataloguing art religious buildings in central Italy, she began leading tours in Rome and surroundings. Her knowledge of art is, literally, encyclopedic! Although she leads tours of all the major sites in Rome, she loves leading tours in Roman palaces focusing on the way people use to live in the “Palazzi” and the way their collections of art where “used” in daily life, expressing the ideas of the family and is completing a book on the subject.