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A Hogwarts Gallery

This was done for the Minerva McGonagall Fest of 2015, although it wasn’t from any of the prompts submitted for the Fest. Instead I got a “bright idea” to do up a gallery of portraits of the Faculty and Staff of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry during the Potter years i.e., 1991—1997. I later kicked myself for not waiting and offering it to the Hoggy-Warty Xmas Fest, where it would have been even more appropriate. But it wasn't inappropriate where it ended up.

Upon examination, there turned out to be a full two dozen denizens of the Hogwarts staff over those six years, so trying to collect them into a “gallery” and have it come out at a size that could be posted, wasn't altogether on.

So the portraits were posted one or two a day for the durration of the Fest.

On this site I've no specific limit on page length, so I can list them all here together. I did have to reduce them a little from the size they were posted in the Fest in order to place them side by side, but not by much.

Sorting out a rational order required some grouping. I have chosen to depict all staff according to their original job description when first encountered, during the subject period, even if they may have later been re-assigned or promoted.

So, the order in which the cast is arranged is as follows:

Albus and the non-teaching staff, followed by the Heads of House, followed by the other instructors of required core curiculum for O.W.L.-level students (permanent staff only), followed by Madam Hooch, who instructs the required Broom Safety class required of all 1st Year students, but is otherwise in charge of Athletics at Hogwarts, and is not a Professor. After Madam Hooch, we have the instructors of the 3rd–7th year elective courses, including the substitute instructor for Care of Magical Creatures (that subject may not be cursed, but the instructors seem to have a high incidence of absences due to injury, suspension, or damage to the classroom).

And finally, we have the One-Year Wonders. Which is to say the instructors of the cursed Defense Against the Dark Arts course. As well as a former Professor called out of retirement.