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Magic, charms and amulets at Horniman Museum on Oct 29th, 2013 at 7pm

Magic, charms and amulets” is an event at Horniman Museum in London on October 29th, 2013 [HT Abraxas Journal].

Magic, charms and amulets at Horniman Museum

“Britain has historically been a magical place, full of objects believed to have the power to protect, to keep us safe and to make us feel better. Join Dr Helen Cornish as she explores the amulets and charms discovered in the Horniman Museum and Gardens’ collections, from moles paws to lucky horse shoes and rubbing stones.

Dr Helen Cornish is an Associate Tutor of Anthropology at Goldsmiths University. She has conducted extensive research among British Pagan Witches focusing on the Museum of Witchcraft in Cornwall.

This is the second in a series of talks from our Collections People Stories project exploring the different ways people and their things have sought to make themselves and their loved ones feel better in times of ill health or unhappiness.” [via]