Harry Potter exhibit at British Library made available online
"When in doubt, go to the library.”
As part of #HarryPotterFromHome, an initiative by the Wizarding World franchise to encourage reading during the pandemic, the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibit at the British Museum in London has been made available online through Google Arts & Culture.
The move is likely to prove popular with adults looking for a bit of escapism or kids looking for anything to do with the current restrictions on movement in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
The online exhibit, available free of charge, includes a range of reading materials, videos and interactive tutorials across a wide range of subjects relating to the world-famous series of books written by JK Rowling.
— Wizarding World (@wizardingworld) March 24, 2020
Fans can now access all sections of the exhibit, which includes a look at the "recipe" for creating a Philosopher's Stone, a look at the history of magic across the world, an in-depth interview and masterclass with the illustrator of the books Jim Kay, the early sketches and notes of Rowling herself and even the opportunity to take a host of lessons ranging across the Hogwarts curriculum, including Potions, Charms and Defence Against the Dark Arts.
Despite the seventh and final book being published back in 2007, and the last film being released ten years ago, the Harry Potter series remains one of the most popular, and lucrative, in history.
Harry Potter: A History of Magic originally opened at The British Library in London in 2017 as part of a collaboration between what was then Pottermore (now Wizarding World), The British Library, and publishers Bloomsbury.
The exhibition is available free of charge on the British Libary website.