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A Magical Day at the New York Historical Society’s Harry Potter: A History of Magic

Harry Potter: A History of Magic is an exhibition that originated at the British Library and has recently arrived at the New York Historical Society. The show puts the Harry Potter series in its historical context by showing how it follows and fits into historical beliefs about witchcraft. The exhibition includes lots of Harry Potter material, like original illustrations, alongside medieval, Renaissance, and later books and objects to do with magic.

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Introducing: Writer to the Arts

  I'm really proud to introduce my new business website, Alexandra Kiely - Writer to the Arts. I've been a freelance art historian since I graduated from college four years ago, but I hope that starting my website will allow me to even further establish myself. I specialize in research and writing projects, as well as related services such as copyediting, cataloging, transcription… Continue reading Introducing: Writer to the Arts

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What I’ve gained from almost 20 days of writing (WordPress Writing 101 Prompt #19)

*This is a response to a free-writing prompt, so that means I don’t proofread or edit what I write before I post it. I’m supposed to just write what comes to mind without filtering it, and then publish the result. Therefore, I have only fixed major spelling errors. Everything else is un-corrected. In other words,… Continue reading What I’ve gained from almost 20 days of writing (WordPress Writing 101 Prompt #19)

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Finding what has been lost (WordPress Writing 101 Prompt #16)

Today's prompt was about going through a lost and found, or discovering someone's lost possessions. Believe it or not, I have some experience with that. My first job out of college was at a small auction house. The company purchased entire estates and curated their auctions from those acquisitions. As it turns out, you often… Continue reading Finding what has been lost (WordPress Writing 101 Prompt #16)