The Philosophy Chamber

The Philosophy Chamber

Issued: Thu, 09 Nov 2017 10:00:00 GMT

John Singleton Copley, Nicholas Boylston (1716-1771), 1773. © Harvard University Portrait Collection. Photo by Michael Gould.Tuesday 27 March 2018
6.00pm – 8.00pm
Hunterian Art Gallery
Tickets: £15.00

Between 1766 and 1820, Harvard College assembled an extraordinary collection of portraits and prints; scientific instruments; mineral, plant, animal specimens; and ‘curios’ procured by Harvard graduates on their travels abroad. This collection was displayed in the Philosophy Chamber, dismantled in 1820. Join Hunterian Curator Dr Lola Sanchez-Jauregui as we encounter surviving objects, including portraits by John Singleton Copley, cutting edge tools from the shops of London’s finest instrument makers; and an array of exotic artefacts acquired during the first American circumnavigation.

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Image: John Singleton Copley, Nicholas Boylston (1716-1771), 1773. © Harvard University Portrait Collection. Photo by Michael Gould.

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