9 July 2020

Late lunch talk: Magic with the curator

Take a virtual tour of our Do you believe in magic? exhibition with the curator, Lisa Graves.

Find out about the ideas and processes behind putting the exhibition together and look more closely at some of its highlights.

Magic is a fundamental part of the human experience which crosses time and cultures.

Do you believe in magic? features over 200 fascinating objects and stories that reveal how magic has been used to heal, hunt and harm across the world.

The exhibition introduces you to the lives of those who practise it, the objects that embody it and the beings that exist between the natural and the supernatural.

From ancient uses of witchcraft, to belief in the power of gods and ancestors, this exhibition explores the complex intersection between magic, science and religion.

Speaker: Lisa Graves, World Cultures and Archaeology curator.

Lisa has been at Bristol for 13 years. She has also worked as World Cultures Curator in Manchester, Birmingham and Newcastle since the late 1990s. She is a long-standing committee member for the Museum Ethnographers Group.

How to take part

This free, online talk will be held over Zoom. Please book your place below. Details of how to join the session will be in your registration email. Please check your spam folder if the email does not arrive. Bookings close at 11am on Thursday 9 July.

Although this talk is free, we would be grateful if you could consider making a donation.

Please visit the Zoom website for guidance on joining meetings. Please allow extra time before the talk begins to make sure everything is working correctly. It’s up to you whether you turn on your video but all guests will be muted once the talk begins. You are welcome to ask questions in the chat box throughout the talk.