Oddities and Such from the Museum School Teaching Collection
The Pop-Up Curiosity Shoppe gets its name from the first museums, which were known as Cabinets of Curiosity. These so-called cabinets were comprised of collections of extraordinary objects. Developed in Renaissance Europe, the term cabinet originally described a room rather than a piece of furniture. The rooms were designed to tell stories about the wonders or oddities of the natural world.
Enjoy our own collection of extraordinary objects in the Pop-Up Curiosity Shoppe now on exhibit at the Museum. The exhibit is included with paid exhibit admission and is located in the Innovation West Gallery.
The Museum was established in 1941, is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute. Anchored by its rich collections, the Museum is dedicated to lifelong learning. It engages guests through creative, vibrant programs and exhibits interpreting science and the history of Texas and the Southwest. For more information, visit www.fortworthmuseum.org.