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CMHR to Display Magna Carta in New Exhibit

June 19, 2015 10:48 AM | Entertainment

Magna Carta - Law, Liberty and Legacy

Magna Carta – Law, Liberty and Legacy (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — As the first exhibit in its brand new gallery, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights will host the centuries-old Magna Carta.

The piece is on loan from Durham Cathedral in the United Kingdom and celebrates the 800th anniversary of the historic document.

“This new exhibition gives Canadians a rare opportunity to see one of the world’s most compelling historic documents,” said CMHR interim president and CEO Gail Stephens. “In the Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary year, the CMHR is pleased to present a unique opportunity to explore how a medieval document continues to inform democratic life in Canada.”

Visitors to “Magna Carta – Law, Liberty and Legacy” will also have a unique opportunity to see a companion exhibition created and presented exclusively by the CMHR.

The exhibit will open in the new Level One gallery on Saturday, August 15. Special programming activities will revolve around the exhibit, including lectures, curatorial talks and hands-on activities for all ages.

A special exhibition fee will be charged in addition to regular gallery admission fees. CMHR members may visit at no additional cost.