[8] The radio programmes are available on the website permanently for listening or downloading. Best of all, it's free. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. As director of the British Museum, he organized an exhibit that aimed to tell the history of humanity through the stories of one hundred objects made, used, venerated, or discarded by man. "[14] First broadcast 4 October 2010. A History of the World in 100 Objects was a joint project of BBC Radio 4 and the British Museum, comprising a 100-part radio series written and presented by British Museum director Neil MacGregor. A History of the World in 100 Objects was a joint project of BBC Radio 4 and the British Museum, comprising a 100-part radio series written and presented by British Museum director Neil MacGregor. On 18 January 2010, an hour-long special of The Culture Show on BBC2 was dedicated to the launch of the project.[9]. Who developed math--or invented money? Please try again. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. "[14] First broadcast 20 September 2010. This also dovetails nicely with what I teach in class regarding advertising; that we can come to understand the ideals of a nation by studying its advertisements. [19], The chairman of the panel of judges, Michael Portillo, noted that the judges were "particularly impressed by the truly global scope of the British Museum's project, which combined intellectual rigour and open heartedness, and went far beyond the boundaries of the museum's walls". At the time of the writing of Kennedy's article, just before the start of the last week of the series, the radio broadcasts regularly had up to four million listeners, while the podcast downloads had totalled 10,441,884. "[14] First broadcast week beginning 24 May 2010. Biblio® is a registered trademark of Biblio, Inc. . "Neil MacGregor gets an insight into the lives of the ruling elites 1200 years ago. Riveting. The 100 chapters are short, but solid, each corresponding to an episode on radio. Learn more about the program. This is an excellent read. [16] The object chosen to be featured on the programme was an oil painting depicting a young woman that was nominated by Peter Lewis. "Neil MacGregor on the misunderstandings that can happen when different worlds collide. This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.

The museum has adapted exhibitions for the series by including additional easily identifiable plaques for the 100 objects with text based on the programme and adding a section to the gallery maps showing the location and numbers of the 100 objects. In 15-minute presentations broadcast on weekdays on Radio 4, MacGregor used objects of ancient art, industry, technology and arms, all of which are in the British Museum's collections, as an introduction to parts of human history. I plan to visit it again, like a small child, and seek out the brilliant treasures Mr. MacGregor describes. The British Museum won the 2011 Art Fund Prize for its role in hosting the project. brilliant, engagingly written, deeply researched.”—Mary Beard, The Guardian, “The style is authentic, personal and humorous. [20] The judges were also very impressed by the way that the project used digital media in ground-breaking and novel ways to interact with audiences. My guess is that the pages would present stunningly on the Kindle for iPad or Kindle for Mac. This seller has earned a 2 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Extended holiday return window till Jan 31, 2021, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. "Neil MacGregor explores aspects of sexual, political and economic history of recent times. Yet, being a lover of books I had to have a sneaky in and ended up reading, and thoroughly enjoying, the entire book. Where were the first cities, and what made them succeed?

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