A History of the World in 100 Objects is based on the acclaimed BBC radio series by former British Museum director Neil MacGregor. It comes to Australia after touring the Middle East and Asia.
This exhibition celebrates the distinctive power of the things that we make and the stories they tell, from Africa and the Americas to Asia and Europe. These carefully chosen inventions and artworks reveal the distinctive and unique stories and the shared humanity, from two million years ago to the present.
Functional artefacts such as early stone tools are on show alongside monumental sculptures, religious icons and contemporary works of art. The National Museum will add a 101st object to the exhibition to mark a point on our journey through history.
National Museum of Australia
Lawson Cres, Acton ACT 2601
9 September 2016 – 29 January 2017
Child: $8 (Children 5+)
Family: $45 (2 adults + up to 4 children)
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