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Getty Museum Debuts Cutting-Edge Technology to Showcase Cabinet

Three wood carvings by Albert Jansz. Vinckenbrinck (Dutch, about 1604). Display Cabinet (Kabinettschrank), about 1630. Ebony and other tropical and European woods, porphyry, gemstones, marble, pewter, ivory, bone, tortoiseshell, enamel, mirror glass, brass, and painted stone. H: 73 x W: 57.9 x D: 59.1 cm, 53.1 kg. - The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.

ANGELES, CA.- To showcase one of the most complex
objects in its collection, the J. Paul Getty Museum will debut
technology to explore a 17th-century display cabinet from Augsburg,
Using Augmented Reality (AR), visitors to the Getty’s website will be
able to
achieve unprecedented access to this fascinating object. The Augsburg
Cabinet (around 1630), or Kabinettschrank, is the centerpiece of one of
newly reinstalled galleries in the Museum’s North Pavilion.