Witches, wizards and nerds of the Wizarding World, rejoice! There’s a serious exhibition making its way to the British Library that looks at the history of magic through the eyes of our favourite franchise Harry Potter.
The British Library recently announced the exhibition, titled Harry Potter: A History Of Magic, to celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter. The exhibition is a joint venture between the library and Bloomsbury designed to explain the history of magic that inspired the hit franchise.
The website describes it as “a thrilling new exhibition that will showcase a fascinating display of wizarding books, manuscripts and magical objects, and combine centuries-old British Library treasures with original material from Bloomsbury’s and J.K. Rowling’s own archives”. It will look at the origins of the myths and legends that are weaved throughout the series. Tropes like phoenixes, enchanted forests and Norwegian ridgebacks.
They’ve even been scouting for a Harry Potter superfan to act as the Harry Potter Creative Producer and put the whole thing together. Talk about a dream job!
Yes, I know exactly what you’re thinking. That should be you! You’re the person who tells people they’ve read the books three times through (when actually it’s seven). You’ve been to the Harry Potter Studios in London and the Wizarding World in Orlando, and cried both times. Hell, you know it actually is leviosa, not leviosaaar.
Alas, applications closed on May 7 so you’ve just missed out. Don’t worry, I’m sure you would have had trouble wrangling 20 years of emotional baggage into a professional resume anyway.
The exhibition will opening on October 20 and run until February 28, 2018. Find out more info here.
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Josephine is a staff writer at Junkee Media. You can find her words on AWOL, The Cusp, food she bagsed in the fridge.