British Library’s Exhibition Harry Potter: A History of Magic Now Online

The British Library has partnered with Google Arts & Culture to bring online their physical exhibition Harry Potter: A History of Magic.

British Library Google Harry Potter A History of Magic Exhibition

Apart from various aspects of the story and the movie series, the exhibition covers for example illustrations, the history of real-world magic, and early sketches and notes by J.K. Rowling. In addition, on display are a number of items from the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic.

My favorite feature is perhaps the section covering the real-world history of various Hogwarts classes, closely followed by the animals and fantastical beasts section.

Found via Helsingin Sanomat.

Image: screencap from the Google Arts & Culture page for the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition

Out There is an occasional feature highlighting intriguing art, spaces, places, phenomena, flora, and fauna.


2 thoughts on “British Library’s Exhibition Harry Potter: A History of Magic Now Online

  1. Lord of Icecrown March 13, 2018 / 15:38

    Sent to Princess and a friend of ours who also loves HP 😀

    I had no idea they would do this, thank you for sharing!

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    • Eppu March 13, 2018 / 18:53

      Of course; glad to do it! 🙂

      I’m a librarian, and even though I know in my professional capacity how many digital projects the big libraries / museums have these days, it still takes me by surprise. It’s so awesome, both for research AND for fun.

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