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Making More Mischief

Making More Mischief

Making More Mischief: Folk Costume in Britain, opens on April 9 – June 22nd at the new UAL building in the Stratford Olympic Village. The Museum of British Folklore is our sister museum supported by National Lottery Heritage Fund. Huge thanks to Henry Bourne for the poster image of Jane Wildgoose as a Hastings Gay Bogie and all our lenders. Curated by @melangell89@amydelahayecurator and @simon_costin #folklore#folkcostume @henrybourne @heritagefunduk@unioftheartslondon #nationallottery #heritagefund@cffc_ual @lcflondon_


WhiteFeather Hunter

WhiteFeather Hunter

Our 2022 Artist Residency was awarded to WhiteFeather Hunter. WhiteFeather returns to Boscastle in Autumn 2023 to curate the 2024 show.

WhiteFeather is a Transdisciplinary Artist hailing from Canada, completing a PhD in Biological Art at SymbioticA at the University of Western Australia.

Enjoying a degree of exclusivity, her process is immersive and hermetic: quite befitting the first and only artists residency at the MWM for a while. Output from her other ecotechnofeminist research and practice can be viewed here.

Biological Art and biotechnofeminism here.

Read about her work here.

See her instagram here: @astrodesia

The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic Artist Residency will start in October 2022 and the Artist enjoys complete exclusivity through season 23. No further residencies are planned in the near future. Please send no submissions, as we are unable to accept them.

SymbioticA is the first research laboratory of its kind, enabling artists to engage in “wet biology”, with access to scientific laboratories and staff in a university biological science department.

SymbioticA was designed as an evolving place of artistic investigation, an artistic laboratory dedicated to the research, learning and critique of life sciences.

The focus on experiential engagement with life led SymbioticA to develop programs that would allow artists and designers access to labs and techniques usually reserved only for scientists and engineers. These programs include residencies, workshops, academic courses and public engagement through exhibitions and forums.

Welcoming artists, researchers, students and scholars from all disciplines, to work alone or in interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary research teams, exploring innovative directions for new technologies and the effects they might have on society, SymbioticA is a unique facility shortly to be spoken of in the past tense.

Currently affected by the disastrous news of impending closure; the vandalism by national and state government of facilties of advanced learning and innovation ( and the research and study taking place wthin them ) is not limited to the UK, it seems.


The Witches Boat

The Witches Boat

Featured in this year’s exhibition is ‘The Witches Boat’, a pen and water colour painting by Richard. E. Clarke (1878-1954). 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Museum opening is delayed

Regrettably the Museum cannot be sure that it will open on April 1 due to staff illness – two members of Staff have Covid. As a result our online booking …

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A little like Glastonbury…

We broke the internet! We are two weeks into the summer holidays and are learning by experience that you just can’t think of everything. Our online ticketing system is too! …

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The MWM zine

Conjuration

We are pleased to say that the MWM zine, Conjuration has sold well and there are still a few copies left should you like to grab one. Issue 3 is …

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The MWM reopens on 17th May

Click here to book tickets. Welcome Back! The MWM reopens on 17th May, after a closure of 18 Months. We are returning with a new gallery, and 47 never before …

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MWM Reopening 2021

UPDATE February 2021. While we prepare the Museum for opening in May 2021, your webshop orders are most gratefully received. We despatch on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Please note that …

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The Museum is now closed

We will be opening for several days around Christmas and New Year and these will be announced at the end of November. We thank all our visitors for coming to …

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BANNED BOOKS WEEK – 28th September

*28th September : GILLES DE RAIS WAS FRAMED :  BECOMING BLUEBEARD. ALEISTER CROWLEY’S BANNED LECTURE – Joyce Froome; a conversation > Play Webcast > The Banned Lecture : Becoming Bluebeard …

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A BANNED BOOK AT BEDTIME

* 22nd September 2019 : Dr Thomas Waters – CURSED BOOKS? HARRY POTTER, RELIGIOUS CENSORSHIP & THE DELIVERANCE MINISTRY From the Grimoire to the Bodice Ripper – discover ancient magical …

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MWM co-production of MAGIC FLUTE

MWM recently co produced a new version of MAGIC FLUTE with the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, in the gardens of The Salutation in Kent – gold medallists at Chelsea …

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Goat of Mendes Mask

In 1968, Arnold and Patricia Crowther went to their local cinema to see the newly released, The Devil Rides Out, made by Hammer Films and based on the 1934 novel of …

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