17 de mayo de 2010

A History of the World in 100 objects

Objects can be material representations of  human history. They can embody many signs and symbols left by ancient peoples and other generations,which potentially could link the past with the present and help to make sense of the future.

Today I received an email newsletter from The British Museum presenting A History of the World in 100 objects, a number of series aiming to tell and show the history of the world through objects.

This initiative is not only available to see at the museum itself  for free (an issue for those like me who are not longer living in the UK), BBC Radio 4 is producing 15-minute radio programmes presented by the Museum’s Director, Neil MacGregor.
Each of them focuses on a particular period in world history through a specific object (available online on this website www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/ahow). 

You can listen to or download them as a podcasts all the episodes released so far. As you can expect, there is also a Facebook site, you can follow the Museum on Twitter (@britishmuseum) and used #AHOW to join others tweeting about A History of the World.

I also learnt there is a documentary to be broadcasted on BBC 1 today at 7.30 PM (London time) but unfortunately BBC i-player is not available outside the UK.

Just downloaded today's programme 'Coin with head of Alexander' and with this I officially resume posting in English on this blog.There is a web project in development both in English and Spanish so keep tuned!

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