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Lunch & Learn Chamber of Wonders & Collector's Cabinets Series


Thursday, October 7, 2010


12:15 PM–01:15 PM

When does the practice of collecting become more than the desire to learn, know or own something? In this light-hearted talk, Curiosity Or Compulsion? Confessions of A Crazed Collector, Nancy Zinn, Associate Director for Collections and Exhibitions, explores the many reasons why people collect and reveals insights about her personal collecting habits.

Each speaker in this autumn series explores impulses of building collections, in the Wunderkammer tradition, in conjunction with the Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos & Toys in the Attic exhibition.

This event is part of our regular "Lunch & Learn Lecture Series". Join us on the first Thursday of each month. Bring your light lunch to the Walters' Graham Auditorium and hear lectures on a wide range of topics.