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sorcery in Oxford


Friday 31 August 2018Sunday 06 January 2019

Exploring the history of witchcraft, rituals and belief, this exhibition includes 180 objects from 12th-century Europe to newly commissioned contemporary artworks. Items include crystal balls, books of spells, a unicorn's horn, a human heart encased in lead, the testimony of women accused of witchcraft, lovers padlocks cut from Leeds Centenary Bridge. Specially commissioned works by contemporary artists (Ackroyd & Harvey, Katharine Dowson and Annie Cattrell) provide evocative responses to the themes of the show.

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Ackroyd & Harvey | Annie Cattrell | artefacts | books | Katharine Dowson


Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
Oxford Oxfordshire OX1 2PH

phone 01865 278000
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