Saturday, November 30, 2013

Horniman Museum Workshop 23rd November

Last Saturday, Simon Costin, Joyce Froome, Steve Patterson and Helen Cornish took part in an amulet workshop, ‘Cosmologies of Care’, at the Horniman Museum in London.
The workshop was an unmissable opportunity to handle some of the Horniman’s remarkable and beautiful amulets from Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and compare them with amulets in our collection.
There was then a series of presentations by our team and the other participants – Rashad Salim, Iraqi artist and expert on the geometry of magic, and Beverly Butler, Anne Lanceley and Mike Rowlands from University College London – which provided some fascinatingly varied insights into the importance of magical objects.
Many thanks to Tom Crowley, Johanna Zetterstrom-Sharp and all the rest of the Horniman team involved in organising a very enjoyable and thought-provoking event.

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