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Senate House Library

Staging Magic

The story behind the illusion.

The exhibition features stories from over 400 years of magic, in the form of sleight of hand (legerdemain) and stage illusions, from 16th-century court jugglers to the great masters of the 19th and 20th centuries' golden age of magic.

These stories are told through the books, manuscripts and ephemera of the Harry Price Library of Magical Literature.

Exhibition ran from 21 January to 15 June 2019.

Banner for the Staging Magic exhibition