Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine, a traveling exhibition from the National Library of Medicine, explores links between the Harry Potter book series and the history of science and medicine. This exhibit is on display in the Arizona Health Sciences Library (Tucson campus) Java City coffee bar area (Room 2101), 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ through Monday, September 10, 2012. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
In addition to the traveling exhibition, the Arizona Health Sciences Library features a “Hogwarts Potions Laboratory” display of pharmaceutical materials loaned by the History of Pharmacy Museum at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy (with thanks to Richard M. Wiedhopf, Assistant Dean, Finance-Facilities, College of Pharmacy) and a collection of wands from Tessie O’Talley, AHSL information associate.
The exhibit may be viewed Sundays through Thursdays, 7 AM to 9:00 PM, and Fridays and Saturdays, 7 AM to 7 PM. Also see directions and parking information.
[Image: Illustration of an alchemy workshop, courtesy National Library of Medicine]
Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine, was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. More information about the exhibit, including educational resources, is available on the NLM website.