Flying Car, Harry Potter Exhibition, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.

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Title

Flying Car, Harry Potter Exhibition, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.

Subject

alchemy, basilisk, car, castle, chess, exhibition, dragon, Ford Anglia, giant, goblin, Harry Potter, hippogriff, knight, Lewis Island chess set, New South Wales, NSW, pixie, poster, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, troll, unicorn, witch, wizard

Description

One of two photographs associated with Harry Potter: The Exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney from November 19, 2011 – March 18, 2012. This photograph shows the Ford Anglia that was enchanted so that it could fly. The car appeared in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Although set in a magical version of the contemporary world, the Harry Potter books and films feature strong medieval influences. For example Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is situated in a castle complete with a Great Hall, and in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone the characters play with a replica of the twelfth-century Lewis Island chess set and later play a life-sized version of chess with pieces based on medieval knights. The philosopher’s stone itself was sought by alchemists during the middle ages. Medieval-style characters include witches, wizards, giants, goblins, dragons, a basilisk, a hippogriff, trolls, pixies, and unicorns.

Due to the immense popularity of the Harry Potter series it is likely to be the first place that many people encounter medievalism and the medieval.

For more on the exhibition see http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/harrypotter/overview.php

Creator

McLeod, Shane

Date

6 February 2012

Rights

Shane McLeod;
The Powerhouse Museum

Format

Digital Photograph; JPEG

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Digital Photograph; JPEG

Files

Citation

“Flying Car, Harry Potter Exhibition, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed May 27, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/810.