HARRY POTTER: A HISTORY OF MAGIC COMES TO NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY OCTOBER 5, 2018 – JANUARY 27, 2019
New-York Historical Members Can Reserve Advance Tickets Beginning February 14
Advance Tickets for the General Public Available in April
Exhibition Marks the 20th Anniversary of J.K. Rowling’s
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Publication in the U.S. by Scholastic
NEW YORK, NY (January 4, 2018) – The New-York Historical Society announced today that Harry Potter: A History of Magic, a British Library exhibition, will be on view at the New-York Historical Society from October 5, 2018–January 27, 2019. New-York Historical Members can reserve advance tickets beginning on February 14 at 12 pm. Tickets go on sale to the general public in April.
Capturing the traditions of folklore and magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories, Harry Potter: A History of Magic unveils rare books, manuscripts, and magical objects from the collections of the British Library, New-York Historical Society, Scholastic, and other special collections. Visitors can explore the subjects studied at Hogwarts and see original drafts and drawings by J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter illustrators Mary GrandPré and Jim Kay. The exhibition is currently on view at the British Library in London until February 28. Visit nyhistory.org to learn more and follow @nyhistory for the latest updates.
September 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the U.S. publication of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, and Scholastic will kick-off its year-long campaign starting in January 2018. The Wizarding World will have one of its busiest years ever in the U.S., with the opening of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, on Broadway, in April; the British Library’s exhibition Harry Potter: A History of Magic, opening at the New-York Historical Society in October; and the second Fantastic Beasts movie, The Crimes of Grindelwald, opening in cinemas, in November. The seven Harry Potter books have sold more than 160 million copies in the U.S. alone and over 450 million copies worldwide. The books are published in over 200 territories in 80 languages.
MUSEUM AND NYHISTORY STORE HOURS:
Tuesday – Thursday: 10 am – 6 pm
Friday: 10 am – 8 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm
Teachers and Seniors: $16
Children (5–13): $6 / Children (4 and under): Free
*Pay-as-you-wish Fridays from 6 pm – 8 pm.
New-York Historical Society
Elsie King, Head of Media Relation - 0207 412 7105 / Elsie.King@bl.uk
IMAGE CREDIT: Illustration by Jim Kay © Bloomsbury Publishing Plc 2016
About the New-York Historical Society
The New-York Historical Society, one of America’s preeminent cultural institutions, is dedicated to fostering research and presenting history and art exhibitions and public programs that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today. Founded in 1804, New-York Historical has a mission to explore the richly layered history of New York City and State and the country, and to serve as a national forum for the discussion of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history. The DiMenna Children’s History Museum at the New-York Historical Society presents 350 years of New York and American history through character-based pavilions, interactive exhibits and digital games, and the Barbara K. Lipman Children’s History Library. The DiMenna Children’s History Museum encourages families to explore history together through permanent installations and a wide range of family learning programs for toddlers, children, and preteens.
About the British Library
The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world’s greatest research libraries. It provides world class information services to the academic, business, research, and scientific communities and offers unparalleled access to the world’s largest and most comprehensive research collection. The Library’s collection has developed over 250 years and exceeds 150 million separate items representing every age of written civilization and includes books, journals, manuscripts, maps, stamps, music, patents, photographs, newspapers, and sound recordings in all written and spoken languages. Up to 10 million people visit the British Library website―www.bl.UK―every year where they can view up to 4 million digitized collection items and over 40 million pages. See more at: www.bl.uk
About Scholastic Corporation
Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, a leading provider of core literacy curriculum and professional services, and a producer of educational and entertaining children’s media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning programs for pre-K to grade 12, classroom magazines and other products and services that support children's learning both in school and at home. With operations in 14 international offices and exports to 165 countries, Scholastic makes quality, affordable books available to all children around the world through school-based book clubs and book fairs, classroom collections, school and public libraries, retail and online. True to its mission of 97 years to encourage the personal and intellectual growth of all children beginning with literacy, the Company has earned a reputation as a trusted partner to educators and families. Learn more at www.scholastic.com.