Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets “Harry Potter: A History of Magic”

The British Library and the New York Historical Society co-created an exhibit inspired by the Harry Potter books called “Harry Potter: A History of Magic.” It ran from October 20, 2017 to February 28, 2018 in London and October 5, 2018 to January 27, 2019 in New York. The exhibit contained magical objects that inspired the Harry Potter series; original material from Scholastic, who published the series; drafts and drawings from J.K. Rowling’s archives; and original Harry Potter book illustrations. Century-old treasures on display included rare books, manuscripts, and folkloric objects such as medieval descriptions of dragons, mandrakes, and the sorcerer’s stone. Artifacts and editorial content from the exhibit have been reproduced in an official companion book, and expanded in an audio documentary available on Audible, and as an interactive feature on Google Arts and Culture.