The British Library’s “Harry Potter: A History Of Magic” Exhibit Is Available Online

With the #BritishLibrary currently closed due to current #pandemic, they have made the “#HarryPotter: #AHistoryOfMagic” exhibit available online!

The online collection was highlighted as part of #HarryPotterAtHome by the Wizarding World franchise team, promoting ways to enjoy the Harry Potter series at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative also includes J.K. Rowling opening up licencing for teachers to read Harry Potter to their pupils online.

The exhibition originally opened at The British Library in London in 2017 as a result of a collaboration between #Pottermore (now known as Wizarding World Digital), The British Library, and #Bloomsbury.

The exhibition includes historical artifacts related to magical topics, including:

  • The six-meter long Ripley Scroll, which is a recipe for making the fabled Philosopher’s Stone as seen in the first book “Harry Potter and the #PhilosophersStone”, a.k.a., “Harry Potter and the #SorcerersStone”.
  • Old drawings
  • Manuscripts
  • Synopses created by J.K. Rowling herself when she was writing Harry Potter.
  • Jim Kay’s work for the illustrated editions of the Harry Potter series.

The collection is divided — like the original exhibition — into various subjects, most of which are taught at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry:

  • Potions
  • Herbology
  • Charms
  • Astronomy
  • Divination
  • Defense Against the Dark Arts
  • Care of Magical Creatures
  • Alchemy.

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