Magna Carta (An Embroidery) | University of Oxford

Magna Carta (An Embroidery)

Event date
17 Nov 2015 to 3 Jan 2016
Event time
8:30 - 17:00
Venue
Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BG
Venue details

Blackwell Hall

Event type
Exhibitions
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

Magna Carta (An Embroidery) is a major new artwork by the acclaimed British artist Cornelia Parker that celebrates the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta in 2015. Fabricated by many hands, it replicates in stitch the entire Wikipedia article on Magna Carta as it appeared on the document's 799th anniversary.

The 13-metre long embroidery is on display in Blackwell Hall in the Weston Library. It was carefully hand-stitched by more than 200 people ranging from MPs and judges to activists and prisoners, and including musician Jarvis Cocker and privacy activist Edward Snowden.

The display is accompanied by a short documentary film produced by the British Library.