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Natural history museum of Ferrante Imperato of Naples Engraving From Historia Naturale di Ferrante Imperato Napolitano: Nella quale ordinatamente si tratta della diversa condition di minere, pietre pretiose, ed altre curiosità, 1672 b13064290 Wellcome Library
A reminder of the Renaissance
The current Reading Room unites the space’s past lives as library and gallery. Together, these functions invoke something of the spirit of the early modern library or cabinet, in which books and objects were intermingled and visitors could engage in solitary study or convivial debate.
The Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society of London library and meeting room From The Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society of London: Centenary 1805–1905, 1905 N Moore and S Paget b10710486 Wellcome Library