The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. — Dorothy Parker
Curiosity is a quality related to inquisitive thinking such as exploration, investigation, and learning, evident by observation in humans and other animals. Curiosity is heavily associated with all aspects of human development, in which derives the process of learning and desire to acquire knowledge and skill. The term curiosity can also be used to denote the behavior or emotion of being curious, in regard to the desire to gain knowledge or information. Curiosity as a behavior and emotion is attributed over millennia as the driving force behind developments in science, language, and industry. — Wikipedia
Cabinet of curiosities (also known in German loanwords as Kunstkabinett, Kunstkammer or Wunderkammer; also Cabinets of Wonder, and wonder-rooms) were collections of notable objects. The term cabinet originally described a room rather than a piece of furniture. Modern terminology would categorize the objects included as belonging to natural history (sometimes faked), geology, ethnography, archaeology, religious or historical relics, works of art (including cabinet paintings), and antiquities. The classic cabinet of curiosities emerged in the sixteenth century, although more rudimentary collections had existed earlier. In addition to the most famous and best documented cabinets of rulers and aristocrats, members of the merchant class and early practitioners of science in Europe formed collections that were precursors to museums. — Wikipedia
Cabinet of Wonders Houses the Personal Collection of Alfred Russel Wallace (National Science Foundation)
Cabinet of Wonders: Personal Collection of Alfred Russel Wallace (Lisa-Joy Zgorski, Live Science)
Alfred Russel Wallace (Encyclopædia Britannica)
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