June 5, 2015
Magna Carta – Law, Liberty and Legacy
Eight hundred years ago, the King of England reluctantly placed his seal on a document that would for the first time limit the absolute power of the monarchy. As a part of the 800th anniversary of the 1215 sealing of Magna Carta, Durham Cathedral in England has agreed to loan a copy of the 1300 version of the ”Great Charter” and, its companion document, the Charter of the Forest for exhibition in Canada. Housed in jewel-like cases, the actual documents will be the centrepiece of the travelling exhibit, Magna Carta – Law, Liberty and Legacy.
Lord Cultural Resources is honoured to have designed, developed and organized the tour for this travelling exhibition on behalf of Magna Carta Canada.
This will be a once in a lifetime opportunity for Canadians to see these iconic world treasures first-hand and recognize the impact these seminal documents have had on the rights and freedoms we enjoy today.
The “Great Charters” will tour across Canada:
- The Canadian Museum of History, in Ottawa: June 11 – July 27, 2015;
- The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, in Winnipeg: August 15 – September 18, 2015;
- Fort York National Historic Site, in Toronto: October 4 – November 7, 2015; and
- The Legislative Assembly of Alberta, in Edmonton: November 23 – December 29, 2015
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.magnacartacanada.ca. Join the conversation on social media with #MagnaCarta.