What is an amulet?

"Anything worn about the person as a charm or preventative against evil,
mischief, disease, witchcraft, etc" (Oxford English Dictionary)


Explore these curious objects from Adrien de Mortillet's amulet collection
and the intriguing stories behind them.



Artisans of Memory

Behind the scenes of an amulets project

This series of short films follows the progress and practices of those connected with the Small Blessings project as they unravel the stories surrounding these curious objects.

The full series of films may be viewed here.


Amulets Competition

The competition is now closed and a winner has been announced. Find out more here.

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