This year's AGM & Get Together will be held November 19th 2011 at The Wellington Hotel Boscastle.
Tabitha Cadbury Collecting Magic
Tabitha says ~ My talk will focus on one aspect of the Museum of Witchcraft's collection, the everyday charms & amulets used by ordinary folk attempting to 'accentuate the positive' & 'eliminate the negative' in their lives. The objects in question include rubbing stones, moles' feet, WWI soldiers' amulets & Neapolitan glass charms. Using images of similar objects in museums all over England, I will point out how Cecil Williamson's collection interconnects with these through the late C19th & early C20th folklore movement & through collectors such as the prominent London folklorist Edward Lovett. Who collected these powerful things, & how have their meanings changed over time?
Tabitha Cadbury is a museum curator & researcher. She studied anthropology & world arts & has worked for the British Museum, Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, Royal Albert Museum in Exeter & the Scarborough Museums Trust. She is an active member of the Museum Ethnographers Group & currently a Curator of Human History at the Plymouth City Museum. She is planning a doctorate on charms & amulets collections.
Elayne Hoskins Folklore on Film
Steve Patterson The Magic of Boscastle
Simon Costin Museum of British Folklore Update
Saturday Evening Musical Entertainment
and hopefully Tros en Treys TBC