Verslag van mijn bezoek aan de tentoonstelling ‘Harry Potter: The Exhibition’

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In Utrecht kun je tot en met 30 juni naar een tentoonstelling over de Harry Potter-films, Harry Potter: The Exhibition. Samen met Gerrianne (recensent op Ikvindlezenleuk en juf van een klas vol leeshelden vorig jaar) ben ik hier naartoe geweest.

In deze tentoonstelling zie je van alles uit de Harry Potter-films. Je komt bij de slaapkamer van Harry en Ron, in de hut van Hagrid, in het Verboden Bos. Je ziet kleren die de personages aangehad hebben en voorwerpen die Harry, Ron, Hermelien en anderen gebruikt hebben. Eén van de grappigste dingen vond ik om in het klaslokaal Kruidenkunde een Madragora uit een pot te trekken.

 

Hieronder laat ik je zeven voorwerpen zien die ik op de tentoonstelling heb gezien. Eén voorwerp uit elke van de zeven films. Bij elk voorwerp heb ik een stukje uit het bijbehorende boek gezocht. Mijn citaten zijn in het Engels, omdat ik de boeken in het Engels in mijn kast heb staan. In het inleidende stukje heb ik ook de Nederlandse namen van personen en voorwerpen gebruikt.

 

Harry Potter en de steen der wijzen (Harry Potter 1)

Op de eerste avond van Harry Potter op Zweinstein (Hogwarts) moeten de nieuwe leerlingen verdeeld worden over de vier afdelingen (huizen): Griffoendor (Gryffindor), Huffelpuf (Hufflepuff), Ravenklauw (Ravenclaw), Zwadderich (Slytherin). Harry is ontzettend bang dat de sorteerhoed hem in Zwadderich wil plaatsen.

The last thing Harry saw before the hat dropped over his eyes was the Hall full of people craning to get a good look at him. Next second he was looking at the black inside of the hat. He waited.
‘Hmm,’ said a small voice in his ear. ‘Difficult. Very difficult. Plenty of courage, I see. Not a bad mind, either. There’s talent, oh my goodness, yes – and a nice thirst to prove yourself, now that’s interesting … So where shall I put you?’
Harry gripped the edges of the stool and thought, ‘Not Slytherin, not Slytherin.’
‘Not Slytherin, eh?’ said the small voice. ‘Are you sure? You could be great, you know, it’s all here in your head, and Slytherin will help you on the way to greatness, no doubt about that – no? Well, if you’re sure – better be GRYFFINDOR!’
Harry heard the hat shout the last word to the whole Hall. He took off the hat and walked shakily towards the Gryffindor table. He was so relieved to have been chosen and not put in Slytherin, he hardly noticed that he was getting the loudest cheer yet. Percy the Prefect got up and shook his hand vigorously, while the Weasley twins yelled, ‘We got Potter! We got Potter!’ Harry sat down opposite the ghost in the ruff he’d seen earlier. The ghost patted his arm, giving Harry the sudden, horrible feeling he’d just plunged it into a bucket of ice-cold water.

 

Harry Potter en de geheime kamer (Harry Potter 2)

De vader van Ron Wemel (Ron Weasley) is gefascineerd door de wereld van de gewone mensen, Dreuzels (Muggles). Hij heeft het voor elkaar gekregen om een auto om te bouwen tot een vliegende auto. Na het eerste schooljaar op Zweinstein (Hogwarts) zit Harry de hele zomer gedwongen bij zijn oom en tante Dursley (Duffeling). Ze verbieden hem om terug te gaan naar Zweinstein. Gelukkig wordt hij stiekem opgehaald door Ron en zijn broers.

‘Ron!’ breathed Harry, creeping to the window and pushing it up so they could talk through the bars. ‘Ron, how did you – what the –?’
Harry’s mouth fell open as the full impact of what he was seeing hit him. Ron was leaning out of the back window of an old turquoise car, which was parked in mid-air. Grinning at Harry from the front seats were Fred and George, Ron’s elder twin brothers.
‘All right, Harry?’
‘What’s been going on?’ said Ron. ‘Why haven’t you been answering my letters? I’ve asked you to stay about twelve times, and then Dad came home and said you’d got an official warning for using magic in front of Muggles …’
‘It wasn’t me – and how did he know?’
‘He works for the Ministry,’ said Ron. ‘You know we’re not supposed to do spells outside school –’
‘Bit rich coming from you,’ said Harry, staring at the floating car.
‘Oh, this doesn’t count,’ said Ron. ‘We’re only borrowing this, it’s Dad’s, we didn’t enchant it. But doing magic in front of those Muggles you live with …’
‘I told you, I didn’t – but it’ll take too long to explain now. Look, can you explain to them at Hogwarts that the Dursleys have locked me up and won’t let me come back, and obviously I can’t magic myself out, because the Ministry’ll think that’s the second spell I’ve done in three days, so –’
‘Stop gibbering,’ said Ron, ‘we’ve come to take you home with us.’

 

Harry Potter en de gevangene van Azkaban (Harry Potter 3)

In het derde schooljaar mogen Harry, Ron, Hermelien (Hermione) en hun medeleerlingen voor het eerst zelfstandig naar het dorp Zweinsveld (Hogsmeade). Je moet dan wel toestemming van je ouders hebben, of van de volwassenen die voor je zorgen. De oom en tante van Harry geven hier natuurlijk geen toestemming voor. Harry baalt vreselijk dat hij niet met Ron en Hermelien mee mag. Maar Fred en George, de broers van Ron hebben wel een oplossing voor hem, namelijk de Sluipwegwijzer (Marauders Map).

It was a map showing every detail of the Hogwarts castle and grounds. But the truly remarkable thing was the tiny ink dots moving around it, each labelled with a name in minuscule writing. Astounded, Harry bent over it. A labelled dot in the top left corner showed that Professor Dumbledore was pacing his study; the caretaker’s cat, Mrs Norris, was prowling the second floor, and Peeves the poltergeist was currently bouncing around the trophy room. And as Harry’s eyes travelled up and down the familiar corridors, he noticed something else.
This map showed a set of passages he had never entered. And many of them seemed to lead–
‘Right into Hogsmeade,’ said Fred, tracing one of them with his finger. ‘There are seven in all. Now, Filch knows about these four –’ he pointed them out, ‘– but we’re sure we’re the only ones who know about these. Don’t bother with the one behind the mirror on the fourth floor. We used it until last winter, but it’s caved in – completely blocked. And we don’t reckon anyone’s ever used this one, because the Whomping Willow’s planted right over the entrance. But this one here, this one leads right into the cellar of Honeydukes. We’ve used it loads of times. And as you might’ve noticed, the entrance is right outside this room, through that one-eyed old crone’s hump.’
‘Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs,’ sighed George, patting the heading of the map. ‘We owe them so much.’
‘Noble men, working tirelessly to help a new generation of law-breakers,’ said Fred solemnly.
‘Right,’ said George briskly, ‘don’t forget to wipe it after you’ve used it –’
‘– or anyone can read it,’ Fred said warningly.
‘Just tap it again and say, “Mischief managed!” And it’ll go blank.’

 

Harry Potter en de vuurbeker (Harry Potter 4)

In het vierde schooljaar is er een belangrijk toverwedstrijd tussen de leerlingen van de drie belangrijkste toverscholen. Daarvoor komen leerlingen van Klammfels (Durmstrang) en Beauxbatons naar Zweinstein toe. Dit toernooi wordt 1 keer in de vijf jaar gehouden. Alle leerlingen van 17 jaar en ouder mogen zich hiervoor aanmelden door een briefje met hun naam in de vuurbeker te stoppen. Als Perkamentus (Dumbledore) de namen van de drie deelnemers bekend maakt, blijkt er een vierde naam uit de vuurbeker te komen…

‘Excellent!’ Dumbledore called happily, as at last the tumult died down. ‘Well, we now have our three champions. I am sure I can count upon all of you, including the remaining students from Beauxbatons and Durmstrang, to give your champions every ounce of support you can muster. By cheering your champion on, you will contribute in a very real –’
But Dumbledore suddenly stopped speaking, and it was apparent to everybody what had distracted him.
The fire in the Goblet had just turned red again. Sparks were flying out of it. A long flame shot suddenly into the air, and borne upon it was another piece of parchment.
Automatically, it seemed, Dumbledore reached out a long hand and seized the parchment. He held it out and stared at the name written upon it. There was a long pause, during which Dumbledore stared at the slip in his hands, and everyone in the room stared at Dumbledore. And then Dumbledore cleared his throat, and read out –
Harry Potter.’

 

Harry Potter en de orde van de feniks (Harry Potter 5)

Professor Omber (Umbridge) is een nieuwe docent op Zweinstein in het vijfde schooljaar van Harry. Ze geeft Verweer tegen de Toverkunsten en is aangesteld door het Ministerie van Toverkunst. Naast lesgeven houdt ze zich bezig met toezicht houden op Zweinstein en iedereen het leven zuur te maken. Al snel moet Harry na haar les nablijven en moet hij strafregels schrijven. Harry krijgt een speciale schrijfveer van haar, waardoor elk woord dat hij schrijft ook in zijn hand geschreven wordt.

She handed him a long, thin black quill with an unusually sharp point.
‘I want you to write, I must not tell lies,’ she told him softly.
‘How many times?’ Harry asked, with a creditable imitation of politeness.
‘Oh, as long as it takes for the message to sink in,’ said Umbridge sweetly. ‘Off you go.’
She moved over to her desk, sat down and bent over a stack of parchment that looked like essays for marking. Harry raised the sharp black quill, then realised what was missing.
‘You haven’t given me any ink,’ he said.
‘Oh, you won’t need ink,’ said Professor Umbridge, with the merest suggestion of a laugh in her voice.
Harry placed the point of the quill on the paper and wrote: I must not tell lies.
He let out a gasp of pain. The words had appeared on the parchment in what appeared to be shining red ink. At the same time, the words had appeared on the back of Harry’s right hand, cut into his skin as though traced there by a scalpel – yet even as he stared at the shining cut, the skin healed over again, leaving the place where it had been slightly redder than before but quite smooth.
Harry looked round at Umbridge. She was watching him, her wide, toadlike mouth stretched in a smile.
‘Yes?’
‘Nothing,’ said Harry quietly.
He looked back at the parchment, placed the quill on it once more, wrote I must not tell lies, and felt the searing pain on the back of his hand for a second time; once again, the words had been cut into his skin; once again, they healed over seconds later. (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter 5))

 

Harry Potter en de halfbloed prins (Harry Potter 6)

Dobby was huiself bij de familie Malfidus (Malfoy), de ouders van Draco. Harry zorgt er in zijn tweede schooljaar voor dat Dobby een vrije elf wordt. Dobby is hem daar eeuwig dankbaar voor en wil alles voor Harry doen. In het zesde schooljaar vraagt Harry hem om samen met de huiself Knijster (Kreacher) Draco te bespioneren. Knijster was huiself van Sirius Zwarts (Sirius Black), de peetvader van Harry. Door zijn dood is Harry eigenaar geworden van Knijster. Ze hebben een hekel aan elkaar…

‘Kreacher will not insult Harry Potter in front of Dobby, no he won’t, or Dobby will shut Kreacher’s mouth for him!’ cried Dobby in a high-pitched voice.
‘– kicky, scratchy!’ cried Peeves happily, now pelting bits of chalk at the elves to enrage them further. ‘Tweaky, pokey!’
‘Kreacher will say what he likes about his master, oh yes, and what a master he is, filthy friend of Mudbloods, oh, what would poor Kreacher’s mistress say –?’
Exactly what Kreacher’s mistress would have said they did not find out, for at that moment Dobby sank his knobbly little fist into Kreacher’s mouth and knocked out half of his teeth. Harry and Ron both leapt out of their beds and wrenched the two elves apart, though they continued to try to kick and punch each other, egged on by Peeves, who swooped around the lamp squealing, ‘Stick your fingers up his nosey, draw his cork and pull his earsies –’
Harry aimed his wand at Peeves and said, ‘Langlock!’ Peeves clutched at his throat, gulped, then swooped from the room making obscene gestures but unable to speak, owing to the fact that his tongue had just glued itself to the roof of his mouth.
‘Nice one,’ said Ron appreciatively, lifting Dobby into the air so that his flailing limbs no longer made contact with Kreacher. ‘That was another Prince hex, wasn’t it?’
‘Yeah,’ said Harry, twisting Kreacher’s wizened arm into a half-nelson. ‘Right – I’m forbidding you to fight each other! Well, Kreacher, you’re forbidden to fight Dobby. Dobby, I know I’m not allowed to give you orders –’
‘Dobby is a free house-elf and he can obey anyone he likes and Dobby will do whatever Harry Potter wants him to do!’ said Dobby, tears now streaming down his shrivelled little face on to his jumper.
‘OK, then,’ said Harry and he and Ron both released the elves, who fell to the floor, but did not continue fighting.

 

Harry Potter en de relieken van de dood (Harry Potter 7)

In zijn eerste schooljaar op Zweinstein krijgt Harry een anoniem kerstcadeau. Er zit een Onzichtbaarheidsmantel (Invisibility cloak) in. Deze Onzichtbaarheidsmantel blijkt van zijn vader geweest te zijn. Tijdens zijn hele schoolperiode komt de Onzichtbaarheidsmantel goed van pas. Harry heeft de mantel altijd in de buurt, zodat hij hem kan gebruiken als dat nodig is. In het laatste schooljaar moeten Harry, Ron en Hermelien onverwachts vluchten. Harry vergeet daarbij de Onzichtbaarheidsmantel in te pakken. Gelukkig heeft Hermelien overal aan gedacht.

‘Why didn’t I make sure I had the Invisibility Cloak with me?’ said Harry, inwardly cursing his own stupidity. ‘All last year I kept it on me and –’
‘It’s OK, I’ve got the Cloak, I’ve got clothes for both of you,’ said Hermione. ‘Just try and act naturally until – this will do.’
She led them down a side street, then into the shelter of a shadowy alleyway.
‘When you say you’ve got the Cloak, and clothes …’ said Harry, frowning at Hermione, who was carrying nothing except her small beaded handbag, in which she was now rummaging.
‘Yes, they’re here,’ said Hermione, and to Harry and Ron’s utter astonishment, she pulled out a pair of jeans, a sweatshirt, some maroon socks and, finally, the silvery Invisibility Cloak.
‘How the ruddy hell –?’
‘Undetectable Extension Charm,’ said Hermione. ‘Tricky, but I think I’ve done it OK; anyway, I managed to fit everything we need in here.’ She gave the fragile-looking bag a little shake and it echoed like a cargo hold as a number of heavy objects rolled around inside it. ‘Oh, damn, that’ll be the books,’ she said, peering into it, ‘and I had them all stacked by subject … oh well … Harry, you’d better take the Invisibility Cloak. Ron, hurry up and change …’
‘When did you do all this?’ Harry asked, as Ron stripped off his robes.
‘I told you at The Burrow, I’ve had the essentials packed for days, you know, in case we needed to make a quick getaway. I packed your rucksack this morning, Harry, after you changed, and put it in here … I just had a feeling …’
‘You’re amazing, you are,’ said Ron, handing her his bundled-up robes.
‘Thank you,’ said Hermione, managing a small smile as she pushed the robes into the bag. ‘Please, Harry, get that Cloak on!’
Harry threw the Invisibility Cloak around his shoulders and pulled it up over his head, vanishing from sight. He was only just beginning to appreciate what had happened.

 

Ik hoop dat ik je nieuwsgierig heb gemaakt om deze voorwerpen zelf te willen zien. Ik vond de tentoonstelling geweldig! Je ziet hierboven maar een paar voorwerpen, maar er is heel veel te zien. Gerrianne en ik hebben de tentoonstelling uitgebreid bekeken en veel foto’s gemaakt. Na ongeveer anderhalf uur waren we bij het einde van de tentoonstelling. In het winkeltje kun je nog van alles kopen, zoals toverstokken, bekers, t-shirts, sjaals en nog veel meer.

De tentoonstelling heeft ervoor gezorgd dat ik alle boeken van Harry Potter weer wil lezen! Dus: ben je fan van Harry Potter? Ga dan voor eind juni deze leuke tentoonstelling bekijken!

 

Lees hier het verslag van Gerrianne.

 

Met dank aan Priscilla Wattimena van BAAS voor de perskaartjes. Het affiche van de tentoonstelling heb ik van haar gekregen. De gebruikte foto’s zijn door mijzelf gemaakt 

 

 

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2 Responses

  1. Mathilde

    Het was erg gezellig! We bedenken gewoon een nieuw boekenuitje…

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