100 objects, exuding magic and mystery, emerge from the darkness of Cornwall's much loved Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in this book of haunting photographs. Artist and photographer Sara Hannant has captured the very essence of these carefully selected artefacts, which include wax dolls, wands, statues, daggers, pendants, robes and amulets, all used in the practice of witchcraft and magic. Some have been displayed at the museum for years, others have long been hidden in its archives. Images are accompanied by informative text from museum director Simon Costin.
Sara Hannant is an independent photographer with a background in fine art, editorial, documentary, and socially engaged photography. Her photographs have been featured on the BBC, and in The Guardian and The Sunday Times, and other publications. Her book Mummers, Maypoles and Milkmaids: A Journey through the English Ritual Year received a runner-up Katharine Briggs Award in 2012. Simon Costin, an art director and curator, is the director of the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic and the Museum of British Folklore.