Spellbound: Magic, Ritual and Witchcraft
The Hub delivered this immersive and thought provoking temporary exhibition within the University of Oxford’s museum of art and archaeology: The Ashmolean Museum. Comprising of three areas, the temporary exhibition explores eight centuries of magic.
The Hub worked collaboratively alongside graphics and electrical teams, to create an engaging experience suitable for all ages. The Hub’s management of the project ensured the exhibition, from crystal balls to a human heart, created a fascinating journey of stunning imagery within a thought provoking atmosphere.
The Hub utilised its in house joinery facilities to achieve a seamless framework for over 180 objects ranging from historical artefacts to contemporary art. The softwood frame exposed square timber through a mesh fabric, requiring the upmost focus on the quality of the joinery. An MDF house reaching six meters stood centre to the exhibition, encouraging exploration and inviting those to become involved in discovery of the past and present of magic.
Additional Credits: object on loan from: Norfolk Museums Service (Gressenhall Museum), Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford (1911.32.8); Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cole; Timothy Easton, The Syndics of Cambridge University Library; Senate House Library, Univeristy of LondonPhoto Credit Ashmolean Spellbound | © Ashmolean Museum