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An offbeat new exhibit, drawing on material collected at Harvard over the centuries, aims to answer those questions, challenging viewers to explore the notion of how Western thought categorizes a wide array of objects, and what can be gleaned from those classifications. This postcard, designed by Samantha van Gerbig at the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, reflects the variety of items on exhibit.

Hide and seek

New exhibit puts things in their places, and also outside them