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2015 Past Exhibition Archive

Magna Carta: Law, Liberty & Legacy

November 23 - December 29, 2015

Free, non-ticketed event

The Borealis Gallery’s inaugural exhibition, Magna Carta: Law, Liberty & Legacy, is an interactive multimedia exhibit celebrating the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215.

See and experience the iconic document that changed the course of law, justice and human rights. The Magna Carta is one of the most significant historical documents in the world. It embodies principles that have underpinned the development of parliamentary democracy and the legal system in Canada, much of the Commonwealth and across the world.

The Alberta Legislature is the final stop on the exhibit’s Canadian tour and the only provincial Legislature in the country to showcase this foundational piece in 2015.

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to directly explore the roots of democracy and personhood.

Groups of 10 or more, please contact: 780.427.7362.


Speakers Series

November 24 to December 15, 2015

Sometimes musical, always engaging, this unique speakers series will be led by guest historians, re-enactors and musicians who will provide participants with insightful and entertaining context for the Great Charter. Held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on select Tuesdays, the series is open to the public in the Capital View Room.

Magna Carta: Confused Origins and Perplexing Consequences

Dr. John Langdon, Professor Emeritus, Department of History and Classics (University of Alberta)

A Time of Transition

Knights of the Northern Realm

Magna Carta: Canada and the Last 200 Years

Dr. James Muir, Assistant Professor, Department of History & Classics and Faculty of Law University of Alberta

English Music from the Time of Magna Carta



Letters of Magna Carta

Sunday, December 13, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Members of the Edmonton Calligraphic Society will be on hand Sunday, December 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. to guide, demonstrate and discuss calligraphic practices, both historic and contemporary. This special public event will be held in the Pavilion of the Edmonton Federal Building.

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