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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I’m so excited to announce that I have recently started writing for Artips, a French company dedicated to bringing art historical goodness to the public via short articles emailed to subscribers several times each week. Their articles are witty, engaging, and completely accessible for any interested reader, even one without an art background. I'm all… Continue reading An Exciting Announcement
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
I'm trying to find out which of my favorite topics are most popular with my readers. Would you care to help me out? You can choose up to five answers. Feel free to give me feedback and suggestions in the comments, too. While you're at it, check out two of my newest features: my Pinterest account,… Continue reading Feedback is always appreciated
I've spent the better part of the weekend working on this past week's Blogging 201 tasks #2 - #5. Accordingly, you'll notice that I have made some changes to the look and feel of A Scholarly Skater. I've improved the header image and come up with a new subtitle, among other things. I've added and subtracted… Continue reading Blogging 201 Update
Today is the first day of Blogging 201. Yay! I’m so excited! Today’s assignment is to come up with three goals for my blog, as well as to think about why I blog and what I hope to get out of it. So why do I blog? I started this blog because it’s a forum… Continue reading Plotting, Planning, and Blogging
*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)
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)