In this year of the 800th anniversary of the issuance of Magna Carta under the seal of King John, Canada is proudly participating in the world-wide celebrations with several significant initiatives.
The most important, and the most exciting, is the traveling exhibition being organized by Magna Carta Canada, which will feature Durham Cathedral’s original copy of the 1300 exemplifications of both Magna Carta and The Charter of the Forest.
The fully interactive exhibition, which is being designed by Canadian museum and exhibition design firm Lord Cultural Resources, is set to open on June 12, 2015 at the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa/Gatineau. The exhibition will then travel to the following Canadian cities:
Canadian Museum of History
June 12, 2015 to July 26, 2015
Fort York National Historic Site
October 4, 2015 – November 7, 2015
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
August 15, 2015 to September 18, 2015
Legislative Assembly of Alberta Visitor Centre
November 23, 2015 to December 29, 2015