Saturday, November 30, 2013
We don't normally put 'For Sale' pieces on the blog but we are making an exception as a good friend of ours has a lovely woods for sale in the Holsworthy area of Devon. Details here . It is nicely secluded and has a small shack & pond. If anyone is interested please contact the Estate Agency.
Last Saturday, Simon Costin, Joyce Froome, Steve Patterson and Helen Cornish took part in an amulet workshop, ‘Cosmologies of Care’, at the Horniman Museum in London.
The workshop was an unmissable opportunity to handle some of the Horniman’s remarkable and beautiful amulets from Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and compare them with amulets in our collection.
There was then a series of presentations by our team and the other participants – Rashad Salim, Iraqi artist and expert on the geometry of magic, and Beverly Butler, Anne Lanceley and Mike Rowlands from University College London – which provided some fascinatingly varied insights into the importance of magical objects.
Many thanks to Tom Crowley, Johanna Zetterstrom-Sharp and all the rest of the Horniman team involved in organising a very enjoyable and thought-provoking event.
Saturday, November 02, 2013
I couldn't resist putting this lovely photo of Barney & Twiglet on the blog. Their owners, who had made the special Halloween coats themselves, were visiting the Museum on Thursday and were happy to give their permission for their doggles to be on the website. They really put a smile on my face. Am hoping to urge Graham to get a small dog now that he has more time. The photo was taken by filmmaker Tom Chick who was visiting at the time.
Friday, November 01, 2013
The Museum of Witchcraft has a new manager – nothing else changes – it is the same company. It is not moving for at least 5 years and all of the procedures and protections remain the same. It will still be called The Museum of Witchcraft.
I hope this reassures you