Museum objects travel to Japan
Last year, Jo Lovelock spent some time at the Museum and in the library doing research for her Masters. She had a couple of shows last year to display her final pieces (inspired in part by the Museum’s collection). They were very well received. You can see Jo’s work here: http://www.jolovelock.com/
As a result of her work, Jo was invited to have an exhibition in January 2017 at a prestigious textile gallery and to give a talk at Kyoto City University of Arts. As part of the lecture, she wanted to talk about her current research (for her PhD) looking at the use of crafts and textiles in talismanic magic and her connections with the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic (she is attending our Straw Craft Almost Imbolc workshop next Saturday). Jo asked to borrow a few examples of Gillian Nott’s wonderful straw crafts to take with her to show to the students in Japan. We were more than happy to oblige providing a few of the wonderful Bride’s crosses Gillian has made for our current Imbolc window display, see: http://museumofwitchcraftandmagic.co.uk/news/new-window-display-for-imbolc/
Jo very kindly provided us with some photographs of her trip which we share here. Thanks for promoting the Museum and British magical traditions in Japan Jo and all the best with your future research!