BNG To Unveil Magna Carta Reproduction

December 2, 2020

The Bermuda National Gallery will be unveiling a limited edition reproduction of the Magna Carta on Tuesday, December 8.

A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda National Gallery will be unveiling a limited edition reproduction of the Magna Carta which has been gifted to the gallery by an anonymous donor to mark 400 years since the first sitting of parliament in Bermuda. The document, widely considered to be the cornerstone of human rights, will be used by BNG as an educational resource.

“It is an authenticated facsimile of the charter produced by the Folio Society on behalf of the British Library. Printed on a single piece of parchment hand cut to reflect the original, it includes a replica seal and is mounted on linen-covered board and framed in oak.

“The gift will be unveiled at the Bermuda National Gallery on Tuesday, December 8 at 5.30pm and will be accompanied by a talk by Ben Adamson, a Director in the Litigation department in the Bermuda office of Conyers Dill & Pearman, and Saul Dismont, an Associate in the Litigation and Advice Team at Marshall Diel & Myers Limited, on the importance of the Magna Carta and its role in the rule of law.

“The gift includes a certificate of authentication signed by David Way, when Head of Publishing at the British Library, and a copy of Magna Carta: The Foundation of Freedom 1215–2015, written by Professor Nicholas Vincent of the University of East Anglia. Both items will be made available by BNG to students and teachers as an education resource.”

“BNG is thrilled to receive this gift in support of our education programming. Bermuda National Gallery programmes encompass a broad range of ideas and this document and its historic importance will be a great supplement to BNG’s programming”" said Peter Lapsley, Executive Director of the Bermuda National Gallery.

Due to social distancing regulations, capacity for the event is limited and all attendees must register in advance at Tickets are free and open to the public.

Limited Edition Reproduction Of The Magna Carta Bermuda Dec 2020

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