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“Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor” Opens – Pic of the Week

Yesterday via In Custodia Legis, we announced the opening of the Library of Congress exhibition, “Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor.”  To celebrate the upcoming 800th anniversary of Magna Carta and the exhibition’s opening, a ceremony took place in the Great Hall of the Thomas Jefferson Building.  HRH The Princess Royal Princess Anne; British Ambassador to the United States Sir Peter Westmacott; other British […]

“Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor” Exhibition Opening

After three years of preparation and anticipation, the Library’s exhibition, “Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor” is open. The exhibition runs through January 19, 2014. The 1215 Lincoln Cathedral Magna Carta anchors the exhibition that also includes precious supporting artifacts and documents from the Library’s collections.  The exhibit traces to Magna Carta a number of the most […]

A Magna Carta MOOC

The following is a guest post by Emm Barnes Johnstone, historian of medicine with the Centre for Public History, Heritage and Engagement with the Past at Royal Holloway, University of London. Royal Holloway, a college of the University of London, sits just two miles from Runnymede. We are home to some of the world’s experts […]

Magna Carta Event Celebrates Constitution Day

The following is a guest post by Liah Caravalho, program specialist with the Office of Legislative and External Relations at the Law Library of Congress. The Law Library hosted Yale Law School constitutional scholar Akhil Reed Amar in commemoration of Constitution Day on Tuesday, September 16. Professor Amar’s lecture, “Magna Carta and the United States Constitution,” celebrated […]

Wrap Up From the National Book Festival

Six of our staff from various divisions — including Public Services, Legislative & External Relations and Global Legal Research — participated in the National Book Festival this year, handing out 2500 of our famous gavel pencils as well as flyers with information about the Law Library of Congress (LLC).  As I have done in previous years, I asked my colleagues […]

A Very Important Message from Larry King – Pic of the Week

Last Friday, the Library launched a new public service announcement about the upcoming exhibition, Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor.  The exhibition opens on November 6, 2014, and will run through January 19, 2015.  For ten weeks, the exhibition will feature the magnificent 1215 Lincoln Cathedral Magna Carta, celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta and […]

Second Magna Carta Lecture Series Program Shines a Light on Primary Sources

We hosted our second program in the Magna Carta lecture series, “Selecting and Conserving Primary Sources,” on Wednesday, August 20. William “Jake” Jacobs, chief of the Library’s Interpretive Programs Office, the division charged with managing exhibitions, moderated a panel of Library specialists who discussed the methods by which they prepare and select materials for Library exhibitions and […]

Magna Carta Lecture Series – Selecting and Conserving Primary Sources

The Law Library is holding a series of lectures in conjunction with the upcoming exhibition, “Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor.” Cosponsored by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress, the lecture series will provide further context on how the Great Charter fits into expansive historical and contemporary topics, such as […]

American Bar Association Set to Launch a Traveling Exhibition to Celebrate Magna Carta

 The following is a guest post by Elissa C. Lichtenstein, director of the Division for Public Services of the American Bar Association. On August 8, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts, the American Bar Association (ABA) will unveil a unique exhibit celebrating Magna Carta.  MAGNA CARTA: ENDURING LEGACY 1215-2015 explores the history of the “Great Charter” and […]