Through a series of articles, this book discusses how Mark Dion worked in collaboration with students, curators and museum staff to create an installation at the Wiesman Art Museum, University of Minnesota. The Wiesman installation featured 700 objects representing the university collections in a comparable fashion to that of Renaissance cabinets of wonder. It gives insights into what, how and why bodies of objects have been amassed. The phenomenon of collecting, its influence on the creation of knowledge within Western universities and Dion's European installations are also part of the discourse. The articles are subjective; however, they are triangulated with the visual and with citations from relevant sources. The book differs from `Archaeology' (Coles and Dion 1999) because it also includes writing by student curators. The passage of time between the two books is also relevant because it illustrates how Dion's work developed.