December 15, 2014
Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Committee to fund children’s audio guide for the British Library’s Magna Carta exhibition
We are delighted to announce that the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Committee will be funding a children’s audio guide to assist with helping younger audiences engage with the largest Magna Carta exhibition in history next year at the British Library.
Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy , which is sponsored by the global law firm Linklaters, marks the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta and will run from 13 March 2015 until 1 September 2015.
The guide will focus on 10-15 key objects from the exhibition, which traces the dramatic 800 year history of Magna Carta. The exhibition will draw on the British Library’s rich historical collections, as well as borrowing celebrated international documents including Thomas Jefferson’s handwritten copy of the Declaration of Independence and an original copy of the US Bill of Rights (Delaware ratification) on loan from The New York Public Library and the US National Archives respectively.
The audio will draw on professional actors to bring the story of the exhibits to life, encouraging children to interact with the content by asking questions and re-imagining scenes from history.