Members of the HMG team attended a private viewing of the latest and very popular exhibition at The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.
Spellbound is a fascinating and thought-provoking experience. Matthew Winterbottom, Curator of Sculpture and Decorative Arts, gave an introduction and guided tour of the collection.
Through his informed guidance, we were challenged to consider about our own 'magical thinking' and to identify our deep-seated beliefs and instinctive reactions to what are otherwise everyday objects.
I would recommend this exhibition to anyone who has an interest in the history and origins of this subject. The stories and tales are intriguing, surprising and, at times, heartbreaking. It will definitely get you thinking!
Spellbound is proving to be a very popular event and it is essential to purchase tickets. More information can be found here.
HMG is proud to continue its association with The Ashmolean Museum. And we would like to extend our gratitude to Matthew Winterbottom, Paul Jeffery and the team for their kind hospitality.