samples (A Taxonomy of Objects) – Karin Findeis

©Karin Findeis, amalgama, 2008
©Karin Findeis, miracles, 2008

Museums originated in the parlour collections of Europe’s scientists, philosophers and empire builders of the 16th and 17th centuries. For these collectors natural history specimens and cultural objects had equal value and wonder. In samples Karin Findeis illuminates the public, ordered and wonderful spaces of the curiosity cabinet through the portable and intimate medium of jewellery. Karin Findeis is a contemporary jeweller whose work reflects on the relationships between people and objects.

This project has been assisted by the Australia Council, the Australia-China Council and the University of Western Sydney.

Macleay Museum
14 March – 27 April 2008