International Museum and Library of the Conjuring Arts

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The [[International Museum and Library of the Conjuring Arts]] is one of the worlds largest collection of the history of the art of magic
 
The [[International Museum and Library of the Conjuring Arts]] is one of the worlds largest collection of the history of the art of magic
  
It was founded and owned by [[David Copperfield]] in 1991 after he purchased the Mulholland Library of the Conjuring and the Allied Arts. The collection expanded with his acquisition of the Cole Collection totaling 5,000 cubic feet of magic-related documents and artifacts.  
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It was founded and owned by [[David Copperfield]] in [[1991]] after he purchased the Mulholland Library of the Conjuring and the Allied Arts. The collection expanded with his acquisition of the Cole Collection totaling 5,000 cubic feet of magic-related documents and artifacts.  
  
 
The collection contains over 80,000 pieces, including 15,000 magic books, thousands of graphic images, prints, poster, playbills, photographs, manuscripts, letters, and scrapbooks of leading magicians throughout the years.   
 
The collection contains over 80,000 pieces, including 15,000 magic books, thousands of graphic images, prints, poster, playbills, photographs, manuscripts, letters, and scrapbooks of leading magicians throughout the years.   
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*[[Dante]]'s Spirit Cabinet.
 
*[[Dante]]'s Spirit Cabinet.
 
*[[Maskelyne]]'s Decapitated Princess Chair
 
*[[Maskelyne]]'s Decapitated Princess Chair
* [[Orson Welles]]' Buzz Saw Illusion designed for Rita Hayworth, and performed with Marlene Dietrich.
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* [[Orson Welles]]' Buzz Saw Illusion designed for [[Rita Hayworth]], and performed with [[Marlene Dietrich]].
 
* The first edition of Scott's [[The Discoverie of Witchcraft]], 1584.
 
* The first edition of Scott's [[The Discoverie of Witchcraft]], 1584.
 
*[[Hocus Pocus Jr.]], 1654
 
*[[Hocus Pocus Jr.]], 1654
 
*Dean's [[Whole Art of Legerdemain, or Hocus Pocus in Perfection]], 1st ed.
 
*Dean's [[Whole Art of Legerdemain, or Hocus Pocus in Perfection]], 1st ed.
*Professor Hoffmann's annotated copies of [[Modern Magic]], More Magic and Later Magic.
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*Professor Hoffmann's annotated copies of [[Modern Magic]], [[More Magic]] and [[Later Magic]].
 
   
 
   
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
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[[Category:History]]
 
[[Category:History]]
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[[Category:Collections]]

Latest revision as of 06:52, 11 April 2011

The International Museum and Library of the Conjuring Arts is one of the worlds largest collection of the history of the art of magic

It was founded and owned by David Copperfield in 1991 after he purchased the Mulholland Library of the Conjuring and the Allied Arts. The collection expanded with his acquisition of the Cole Collection totaling 5,000 cubic feet of magic-related documents and artifacts.

The collection contains over 80,000 pieces, including 15,000 magic books, thousands of graphic images, prints, poster, playbills, photographs, manuscripts, letters, and scrapbooks of leading magicians throughout the years.

Access to the collection is available to scholars interested in the history of conjuring upon written application to the Archivist.

Among the treasures of the Museum are:

References

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