“A History of Magic” Heading to New York!
There has been celebration after celebration marking the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone this year, one of the biggest ones being Harry Potter: A History of Magic, which runs at the British Library from October 20, 2017, until February 28, 2018, in London. For those of us not in the UK, however, don’t fret! Pottermore recently announced that a special exhibit will be coming stateside next year!
The exhibit will be traveling to the New-York Historical Society in October 2018. Scholastic will also publish an official comprehensive companion book, Harry Potter: A History of Magic, which will be a collaboration of the publishers and museum curators, and in full color! Pottermore will also be publishing a digital copy of Harry Potter: A History of Magic that is specific to the New York exhibit in October 2018.
Harry Potter: A History of Magic will unveil rare books, manuscripts and magical objects from the British Library’s collection, capturing the traditions of folklore and magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories. Exploring the subjects studied at Hogwarts, the exhibition will include original drafts and drawings by J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter illustrator Jim Kay – all on display for the first time.
The exhibit will change a bit as it travels to the United States, adding American artifacts and other magical items.
You will be able to purchase one of the accompanying books, Harry Potter: A Journey Through a History of Magic, on October 20, 2017 – the day the exhibit begins in London – to hold you over until you can attend the exhibit in person in the States. You won’t be able to purchase Harry Potter: A History of Magic until October 2018, however.
Will you be attending the exhibition, either in London or in New York? Will you purchase the companion books as well? Let us know in the comments below!