Upcoming Lecture


Holophusicon, the Leverian Museum: an 18th Century English Institution of Science, Curiosity, and Art

Wednesday, October 14, 6 p.m.

Adrienne Kaeppler, Curator of Oceania, Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, will discuss working as an anthropologist at the Bernice P. Bishop Museum in Honolulu some forty years ago when she was challenged by a curatorial puzzle that launched her into a lifelong quest to determine the present day whereabouts and backstories of the artifacts of the Holophusicon, perhaps the most important museum in Europe in the late eighteenth century.

Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art

Chandler Auditorium

Reception to follow.


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College of the Arts
School of Art + Art History
University of Florida
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