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Final Magna Carta Gallery Talk – Pic of the Week

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Christopher Woods on Magna Carta / photograph by Donna Sokol
Christopher Woods on Magna Carta / photograph by Donna Sokol

For me the Library of Congress exhibition, Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor, actually began on November 5th, a day before the exhibit was open to the public.  Those of us who were fortunate enough to be docents for the exhibit had the privilege of meeting with Christopher Woods, director of the British National Conservation Service, and also the man responsible for transporting and working with the Lincoln Cathedral Magna Carta.  A witty and informative speaker, he was able to provide us with information about the document and its condition which helped to enhance our presentations to visitors at the exhibition.  I was thrilled when I learned he had agreed to give the final gallery talk on the closing day of the exhibit, January 19th.  The talk was fascinating as Mr. Woods focused on issues of document preservation and techniques used to mend parchment documents.  For me it was a great way to end the exhibit as well as to give my family and friends a chance to enjoy Mr. Woods’ erudition and wit.

Christopher Woods Taking Questions / photograph by Donna  Sokol
Christopher Woods Taking Questions / photograph by Donna Sokol

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