Of Shadows: One hundred objects from the Museum of Witchcraft released soon!
‘Of Shadows: One Hundred Objects from the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic’
One hundred objects, exuding magic and mystery, emerge from the darkness of Cornwall’s much-loved Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in this book of haunting photographs.
Artist and photographer Sara Hannant has captured the very essence of these carefully-selected artifacts, including wax dolls, wands, statues, daggers, pendants, robes and amulets. Each striking image tells its own vivid tale of belief and ceremonial practice.
Accompanying the photographs are informative texts from Sara Hannant and Museum director Simon Costin, as well as an illuminating introduction by the leading historian of British witchcraft and magic, Ronald Hutton.
“Sara’s pictures are rites of evocation… a radically new and exciting approach to the work of representing the past to the present.” ~ Ronald Hutton
To celebrate the release of ‘Of Shadows: One Hundred Objects from the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic’ a special book signing will take place at the Museum during the All Hallows Event on the 29th October. Simon Costin, director of the Museum and co-author, will be on-hand to sign copies of ‘Of Shadows’ which will be available from the Museum Shop.