Hereford Cathedral is delighted to announce that it has received a grant from the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Commemoration Committee, to install a new high security case in the Mappa Mundi Exhibition to display its copy of the Magna Carta over the coming summer. The case, which is a permanent addition to the exhibition, will enable a number of cathedral treasures to be put on secure display in future years, as well as Magna Carta.
“I am thrilled by the award of the grant” said Canon Chris Pullin. “1215 is obviously a big year for Magna Carta and the case will help ensure that as many people as possible will be able to see our 1217 exemplar. It is a remarkable document and one which I know will inspire the thousands who come to see it”.
“We do hope people will join us for a whole host of events and activities” Canon Pullin continued. “As well as learning about our past, I hope it will encourage us all to reflect on our responsibilities and value the rights and liberties which we now enjoy, whilst also thinking of those who do not have these privileges”.
The exhibition is part of a summer long programme of exhibitions, talks and events around the cathedral, county and diocese, full details of which can be found at www.herefordcathedral.org.
The grant of £6,000, secured by Hereford Cathedral Perpetual Trust, is from the Magna Carta Trust’s 800th Anniversary Commemoration Committee, which is charged by the Magna Carta Trust to coordinate activities, raise the profile of the anniversary and deliver a number of key national and international aspirations. For more information, visit www.magnacarta800th.com.