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Western unlocks secrets of Small Wonders

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As Andrew Nelson slices his way through half a millennium of history, he is unlocking secrets of Small Wonders.

Led by the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Metropolitan Museum of Art (MMA) in New York and Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Anthropology professor’s most recent investigation into the construction of miniature art has opened Nelson’s eyes to these more than 500-year-old artifacts.

“I didn’t know about these at all,” said Nelson, about when he first began the partnership with the AGO in 2012. “It was amazing. It had to be absolute devotion to create something like this. It would take months to make just one.”

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