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Devices of Wonder Collector's Kit
Devices of Wonder Collector's Kit

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A treasure of optical amusements, this kit commemorates the Devices of Wonder exhibition and is available only on this Web site. The Collector's Box—made of archival board—comes packed with a reproduction of an Engelbrecht theater, a beautifully boxed set of pull-tab note cards, a Cabinet of Delight, and a WonderPack!


A Charming House of Leisure
The workshop of Martin Engelbrecht produced thousands of paper theaters during the eighteenth century. Sets of six or seven sequenced prints created three-dimensional views of biblical stories, historical events, or snapshots of contemporary life. This reproduction of a theater in the Getty Research Institute's collection gives the viewer a glimpse of a festive banquet. Size: 8" H x 5" W x 2 1/2" D

Nineteenth-Century Pull-Tab Picture Cards
Ingeniously designed to rotate, unfold, or pop up, these cards carry affectionate messages of love and good wishes. Reproduced from the original cards in the collection of the Getty Research Institute. Six cards with envelopes in a collectible box. Size: 4 1/2" x 6"

A Cabinet of Delight
In the seventeenth century richly decorated, finely crafted cabinets with complex series of drawers and cupboards were made to store and display private collections of precious objects. These collections can be viewed as the precursors to the modern museum. This reproduction of a cabinet from the J. Paul Getty Museum's collection has twenty-four secret compartments that open to reveal a delightful display of objects also found in the Museum. Size: 14" x 11 3/4"

The WonderPack offers a collection of seven creative visual games from another era. Each one is a reproduction of an object in the exhibition Devices of Wonder: From the World in a Box to Images on a Screen. Use these cards to make your own set of age-old illusions and optical tricks. Size: 10 1/4" H x 6 1/4" W

Collector's Box
This portable archive comes with partitions to create as many as sixteen individual compartments, category labels for each partition, and an identification label for the outside of the box. Whether your collections are scientific, historical, or whimsical, preserve them in this box made of sturdy archival fiberboard. Size: 14 1/2" L x 12 1/4" W x 2 1/2" D

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