Spellbound At The Ashmolean

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  1. Mrs Migs

    Mrs Migs Junior Acolyte

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    I did a search but couldn’t find anything about this, so thought I’d post, having been today.
    https://www.ashmolean.org/spellbound

    It’s an exhibition about witchcraft and superstition over the centuries, with some amazing stuff on show. Highlights included a crystal owned by Dr John Dee, a human heart in a lead casket, and a poppet from the early 20th century.
    The highest of high points for me was a length of material that Helen Duncan had apparently used as “ectoplasm” in a seance held in the village where I went to school (strange coincidence thread, perhaps....?)
    Well worth a look!
     
  2. jimv1

    jimv1 Analogue Boy

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    A lot of that stuff has come from the the Pitt Rivers museum. Whenever I’ve visited, I’ve always had a sneaky look through the drawers underneath the main exhibits.
     
  3. James_H

    James_H And I like to roam the land

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    The Pitt Rivers is an astonishing museum. Though it does contain a lot of obviously cursed objects.

    I wish I could see the show at the Ashmolean because it would be interesting to see a curated selection of that stuff.
     
  4. Frideswide

    Frideswide Princess (PeteByrdie Certificated)

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    thank you Mrs Migs :)

    I'm down there for a birthday party and will be trying to go now!
     
  5. PeteS

    PeteS Abominable Snowman

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    The Ashmolean is one of my favourite places to visit, but never made it to Pitt Rivers. I feel another visit darn Sarf coming on.
     
  6. James_H

    James_H And I like to roam the land

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    You won't regret it.
     
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    AlchoPwn Abominable Snowman

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    A pity I can't just hop a concorde to Blighty and the Ashmolean like in the good ol' days.
     
  8. Coal

    Coal Polymath Renaissance Man

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    Seconded.
     

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