Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 7:00am to Monday, September 10, 2012 - 7:00am
Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine – a traveling exhibition from the National Library of Medicine that explores the Harry Potter book series’ roots in Renaissance traditions which played an important role in the development of Western science and medicine – is on display in the Arizona Health Sciences Library (AHSL), Tucson Campus, Java City coffee bar area (Room 2101), 1501 N. Campbell Ave.Tucsonthrough Monday, Sept. 10. The exhibition is free and open to the public. 
 
A free opening reception will be held Wednesday, Aug. 1, 3 to 4 p.m., at the AHSL, Tucson Campus; the public is invited and all are welcome to come dressed as a favorite character from the Harry Potter books.
 
In addition to the traveling exhibition, the AHSL, Tucson Campus, features a “Hogwarts Potions Laboratory” display that includes pharmaceutical materials loaned by the History of Pharmacy Museum at the UA College of Pharmacy (with thanks to Richard M. Wiedhopf, assistant dean, finance-facilities); a collection of wands from Tessie O’Talley, AHSL information associate; and other items. For more information, contact Nga Nguyen, at the AHSL, Tucson Campus, 520-626-6125, email nga@ahsl.arizona.edu or visit the website, www.ahsl.arizona.edu
 
The exhibit may be viewed Sundays through Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Beverages and snacks may be purchased at the Java City coffee bar Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (3:30 p.m. after Aug. 22).
 
Please note: There is a parking fee of $1.50 per hour, cash only, Mondays-Fridays, 6 a.m.-9 p.m., in The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus Visitor/Patient Parking Garage; the AHSL, Tucson Campus, is unable to validate parking (parking is free on Saturdays and Sundays). The UA 2012 Lot Specific Permit parking lot on N. Cherry Ave., between E. Drachman St. and E. Mabel St. (southwest of the AHSL) has several metered parking spaces; parking in the lot is free after 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and all day Saturdays and Sundays. Free parking also is available in nearby UA Zone 1 lots after 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and all day Saturdays and Sundays.
 
This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. More information about the exhibit, including educational resources, is available at www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/harrypottersworld