06/01/2017 08:45 AM EDT
NLM will display 15th, 16th, and 17th-century collection items, which represent the history that informed the some of the characters and settings of the Harry Potter series, and formed the foundation of the traveling exhibition Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine. The special display and traveling exhibition explore the magic of Harry Potter and its roots in Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science. The display and exhibition highlight the important ethical topics Rowling’s stories examine. Visitors can navigate the display using a “Marauder’s Map” and take home coloring pages fashioned from the books and incunables on display.