For the class I am teaching on the historical sources of the modern museum, I made a timeline of the History of collecting in Early Modern Europe. For this I used TimelineJS by Knights lab ( Northwestern University Knight Lab is a community of designers, developers, students, and educators working on experiments designed to push journalism into new spaces. It is well worth checking out their programs.

This timeline should give the viewer a very crude sense of the development of different kinds of collections that existed in Early Modern Europe.

If you prefer to view the Timeline in a browser click here