Possibly one for @dantemathers
A major new exhibition on the subject of women depicted as witches opened at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art this weekend. You may have heard about Witches and Wicked Bodies already, as it has attracted a great deal of media interest and looks like it will be the “must see” show of this summer.
We are delighted to have lent ten books from our collections to the exhibition. These are nearly all drawn from the weird and wonderful collection of John Ferguson (1838-1916), who was a 19th-century Professor of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow and a passionate book collector who built up a large library on the esoteric subject of alchemy and related areas such as witchcraft.
The exhibition has been curated by Professor Deanna Petherbridge and Dr Patricia Allerston. Dr Allerston initially visited Special Collections in Autumn last year to explore the witchcraft material in the…
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