Chris Woods, director of the British National Conservation Service, has a daunting task: to assure the safety of the precious Lincoln Magna Carta during its tour through the United States in 2014.
Woods has been involved in every aspect of the project - from packing to transportation and security. "There was a time when military jets flew it around, with army escorts and police helicopters," he said. However, this attracted "unwanted attention," and now secrecy is king.
The Lincoln Magna Carta is one of only four copies of the 800-year-old document. It will be displayed in Boston, Williamstown, MA and Washington D.C. (Schedule linked below)