Thursday 4th Jan 2018
The successful exhibition, which has been wowing people at London’s British Library for a few months now, will be moving Stateside to the New-York Historical Society Museum and Library on Central Park West.
It arrives in the US on 5 October and will run until 27 January 2019.
Interested? Well, in that case you’ll be pleased to hear that you can reserve advance tickets from 14 February. These will be offered to New-York Historical Members – if you’re not a member, you can reserve tickets once they go on sale for the general public in April.
The exhibition marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in the United States by Scholastic – only there, of course, it was called Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone. The UK celebrated their publishing milestone last year, and the British Library accompanied the festivities with a packed exhibition focusing on the traditions of folklore and magic at the heart of the stories.
Their exhibition included everything from Jim Kay’s original artwork to ancient ‘magical’ manuscripts to notes written by J.K. Rowling. When the exhibit moves to New York it will be augmented with special items from the collections of both the New-York Historical Society and Scholastic, so don’t expect it to be identical…
Harry Potter: A History of Magic will run at the British Library until 28 February; for more information, visit the British Library website.