Renaissance Spaces of Knowing: Privacy and Performance

A digital exhibition created by the Crossroads of Knowledge project, led by Subha Mukherji and funded by the ERC. This project, KNOWING, has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7-2007-2013). Grant agreement No. 617849.

Curators: Subha Mukherji, Carla Suthren and Elizabeth Swann
- with advice from Jane Partner and music from Francis Knights

One of the main fruits of the Crossroads of Knowledge project, this exhibition is premised on the conviction that the process of knowing was inseparable from the physical spaces where knowledge was produced or disseminated, discovered or concealed.

It is divided into ten sections, each representing a space of knowing, moving from open, public places towards increasingly private, even intimate, locations. Hosted by the Fitzwilliam Museum, it displays some of the rich holdings in their collections, as well as images and texts from other repositories in Cambridge and beyond.

The homepage is visualised as a maze: to enter a space, click on a red dot. Zoom in on an image by clicking the magnifying glass in the top left-hand corner. Click here for and detailed exhibition-guidelines.