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Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor Gallery Talk – Pic of the Week

Nathan Dorn, curator of Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor, recently gave a gallery talk that highlighted key items from the exhibition.

Nathan discussed the cornerstone of the exhibition, the 1215 Lincoln Cathedral Magna Carta. He spoke about its physical condition, the history of its birth at Runnymede, England and its significance through the ages.

Nathan Dorn, curator of the Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor exhibition, gives a gallery talk that highlighted key items from the exhibition on November 12, 2014.

Nathan Dorn, curator of the Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor exhibition, gives a gallery talk that highlighted key items from the exhibition on November 12, 2014.

There were over 65 individuals who attended the talk – a record gallery talk crowd for the Library! Please consider joining us for these upcoming talks:

December 3, 2014. Margaret Wood, a senior legal reference librarian in the Law Library of Congress, discusses King John and life in medieval England at the time of Magna Carta’s enactment. The program will take place in the South Gallery, on the second floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building, from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.

December 10, 2014. James Martin, a senior legal information analyst in the Law Library of Congress, presents “The Merriman Case and the Writ of Habeas Corpus.” The program will take place in the South Gallery, on the second floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building, from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.

January 7, 2015. Robert Brammer, Law Library, and Eiichi Ito, Asian Division, co-present on military authority and the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. The program will take place in the South Gallery, on the second floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building, from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.

January 14, 2015. Nathan Dorn, exhibition curator, will discuss highlights of selected items from the exhibition. The program will take place in the South Gallery, on the second floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building, from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Below are photos of the exhibition space and banners.

One of several Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor banners displayed in the Thomas Jefferson Building.

One of several Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor banners displayed in the Thomas Jefferson Building.

Inside the South Gallery: the 1215 Lincoln Cathedral Magna Carta display.

Inside the South Gallery: The 1215 Lincoln Cathedral Magna Carta display.

Inside the Gallery: Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor Exhibition "Rule of Law" Banner.

Inside the South Gallery: Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor exhibition “Rule of Law” banner.

Inside the South Gallery: Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor Wall Panels.

Inside the South Gallery: Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor exhibition wall panels.

Remember, the exhibition runs through January 19, 2015. If you cannot visit the exhibition in-person, an online exhibition is available as well.

 

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