Preview of Magna Carta
I just received this update from the National Archives last week; I won’t be able to make it, but if you’re in the D.C. area, this is quite an opportunity. The National Archives will be holding an exclusive preview of the Magna Carta for members of the press before it goes back on display. This will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to photograph or videotape the Magna Carta outside of its display case. Press will also have the opportunity to talk to its new owner, David Rubenstein, as well as the Archivist of the United States, Allen Weinstein and National Archives Exhibits Curator, Terry Boone.
This exclusive event will take place from 1-2p.m. on Monday, March 3rd, at the National Archives Building Conservation Lab. Please note that NO ARTIFICIAL LIGHT MAY BE USED.
For background on the Magna Carta, as well as directions, please view the entire press release at: http://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2008/nr08-67.html.
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