Friday, 30 January 2009
I went along to the British Library’s Taking Liberties exhibition yesterday, and was impressed with what I saw. Its not the most hand on exhibition I have ever been to but it had some fascinating artefacts, ranging from The Magna Carta, via the death warrant of Charles I to more recent documents including some relating to the infamous Oz trial. It has certain links with a previous exhibition I went to at the British Library, The Golden Generation – New Light On British Theatre, 1945-1968, but the focus of this one is far broader in nature and likely to appeal to a wider audience. There is also an interactive debate feature where you are able to gauge your opinions against other users and your results are analysed at the end of the exhibition. The exhibition, which has had great reviews in the Guardian and Time Out amongst other places, runs until 1 March 2009.