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British Library’s Harry Potter exhibition available online

The British Library has collaborated with Google to launch a virtual version of its Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition on the Google Arts and Culture mobile app and website, reports the Guardian.

The virtual exhibition was launched on Tuesday, and includes objects, sketches and notes from author J K Rowling’s personal archive, 360-degree interactive recreations of galleries from the exhibition and an interview with illustrator Jim Kay.

The site is free to visit worldwide and available in six languages, with more to be added.

Suhair Khan, UK program manager for the Google site, said the collaboration had been planned before the exhibition opened last October. She added that Google is planning more projects with the library.

Harry Potter: A History of Magic was the most successful exhibition in the history of the British Library, with every available ticket sold and more than 150,000 tickets booked in advance. The physical exhibition is set to close on 28 February.
To view exhibition on the Google Arts and Culture website, click here.


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