Harry Potter is coming to Bryant!

HP basilisk

Illustration of a basilisk Konrad Gesner, Historiae Animalium, 1551

Well… sort of.

This spring semester, the library will be hosting the Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine traveling exhibition. This awesome exhibit was created by the National Library of Medicine, and it uses materials from the NLM collection to highlight the link between Renaissance science and the magical world of the Harry Potter series.

For instance, did you know that alchemist wizard Nicholas Flamel was a real person? Or that unicorn horn was actually believed to have medicinal properties? Investigate the history of magical creatures, potions, herbology, and much more with Harry Potter’s World!

This exhibit will be displayed in the library from January 20th – February 28th, so be sure to stop by and experience the magic for yourself!

Learn more here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/harrypottersworld

Illustration of distillation equipment Ambroise Paré, Les Oeuures d'Ambroise Paré, 1585

Illustration of distillation equipment
Ambroise Paré, Les Oeuures d’Ambroise Paré, 1585


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