Magna Carta, the document that changed the worldJune 16, 2015
Yesterday marked the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta being granted by King John on June 15, 1215. To commemorate the occasion, a replica of the document traveled down the River Thames on a royal barge to Surrey, U.K., where the original document was sealed all those years ago. On arrival, a ceremony that the Queen and other members of the British Royal Family attended, took place to reflect on the reasons why the document is so important to many all over the world. Many people believe that the Magna Carta is the foundation to English constitutional governance. It is one of the most important documents in the world’s history.
In 2011, we had the honor of handling and shipping this priceless treasure for the Society Of Antiquaries of London (SOAL) who were displaying a collection in a U.S. exhibition, “Making History: Antiquaries in Britain”. We were involved in the entire process: preparing a project plan with SOAL, performing site survey, providing guidance about security and transport, manufacturing transport frames, crates and special dollies, obtaining CITES and export license and transporting the complete collection to the U.S. (via two shipments). This was a rare opportunity to introduce precious British artifacts, such as the Magna Carta, to an American audience for the very first time.
We’re very proud to have worked with such a meaningful piece of history.