Celebration of Magna Carta anniversary

An exhibition to celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta is on display in Liverpool Central Library until the end of November 2015.

The main content is by artists from across the UK who are participating in the Sidney Nolan Trust’s celebration of the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta.

A set of ‘Halsbury’s Statutes’, the accepted authoritative texts for statute law (Acts of Parliament) of England and Wales, was donated to the Trust by a local court service whose staff now use online reference.  Each volume has been transformed into a work of art exploring themes related to topics covered in the particular volume as well as ideas around legislation and society.

Alongside this, Liverpool Libraries is displaying an 18th century copy of Magna Carta and a related 14th century document from its Special Collections, along with the Letters Patent granted to Liverpool in 1207 by King John from the City’s archives.

The exhibition is on view in the Hornby Library on the 1st Floor to the end of November 2015 and admission is free.