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Sculptures are works of art with three dimensions: height, width and depth. Sculptures are created by carving, modeling, constructing, or casting a material that will exist in real space. A sculpture may be viewed in the round, that is, from all sides, or in low relief in which shapes protrude slightly from the background.

Installations are groups of objects that are created specifically for a particular space and may be situated in non-traditional places for art, such as industrial buildings or public spaces. Rather than being viewed separately, the components of an installation are intended to communicate an idea or theme as a whole. Often, viewers are intended to be part of the art environment, interacting with elements of the installation to transform the presentation.

Assemblage is an artistic method in which sculptures are created from a variety of objects normally used for everyday purposes rather than as art materials. The objects may be found or constructed by the artist and joined together to make three-dimensional compositions.

Cabinet of curiosities-During the 16th and 17th centuries, exploration of new lands in the Americas, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa brought artifacts to Europe that filled people with wonder. Collectors sought examples of rare and marvelous objects to place in cabinets of curiosities (also known as Wunderkammern, or cabinets of wonder) that exemplified the Renaissance search for knowledge and understanding of the world. The collections were intended to dissolve old, Aristotelian boundaries between nature and art. Natural marvels were joined with examples of man's ingenuity to convey a sense of amazing variety and profusion, as well as singularity and oddity, in the world. Emerging from medieval church traditions of collecting religious relics that had become ever more bizarre over the centuries, the cabinets of curiosities reflected the idiosyncratic interests and preoccupations of their owners, intended to astound viewers by their encyclopedic and fantastic nature. The term "curiosities" suggests both the extraordinary qualities of the objects in the cabinets, and the trait of curiosity that fuels human search for knowledge.

History of Science The history of science encompasses records of who learned what, when they learned it and how they accomplished their achievements. This history is composed of stories about people who made discoveries, tools they invented and manipulated, their methods of study, their findings, and the influence of what was learned on hypothesis and conclusions about "reality".