Blogs written as part of the Staging Magic season.

The Science Behind The Magic

With our ‘Staging Magic – The Story Behind The Illusion’ exhibition and the upcoming ‘Smoke and Mirrors: The Psychology of Magic’ exhibition at Wellcome Collection, Bloomsbury is full of magic and mys...
8 Apr 2019

A Magical Mystery: The Expert at the Card Table

In our current exhibition, Staging Magic - The Story Behind The Illusion, one of our themes is ‘Masters of Magic and Their Influence.’ Here you can see items relating to some of the great conjurors: J...
4 Apr 2019

Staging Magic - Experiencing The Impossible

On Thursday 14 March 2019, Senate House Library hosted a unique combination of magic show and talk by Dr Gustav Kuhn for the launch of his new book Experiencing the Impossible: The Science of Magic pu...
15 Mar 2019

Staging Magic – The Story Behind The Illusion

Staging Magic – The Story Behind The Illusion covers a long period in the history of magic, from the 16th to the early 20th century, and features some of the most precious and exciting treasures of the collection. Exhibition curator, Tansy Barton, takes a closer look at our exciting new season....
21 Jan 2019