The British Library to Display J.K. Rowling’s Personal ‘Harry Potter’ Archive

Shaunacy Ferro
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In 2017, the magic of Hogwarts is coming to the British Library. The organization will launch an exhibition on the series, The Telegraph reports, in time for the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first Harry Potter book.

The display will link the books’ magical topics to real-life manuscripts, like medieval descriptions of dragons and griffins, the origins of the philosopher’s stone, and more. It will also feature J.K. Rowling’s personal archive of Potter-related material, marking the first time that her archive has been made available to the public. And visitors will have access to items on loan from Bloomsbury, the original UK publisher of the Harry Potter books.

The exhibition will run from October 20, 2017 to February 28, 2018.

[h/t The Telegraph]

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