The History of the World in 100 Objects

After the initial euphoria and novelty value of the snow has worn off it actually has a slightly deadening effect on all the senses.  So after a period of flatness I was glad to register a blip on my excitement scale.  Two blips actually, which neatly collide (in my own mind at any rate!).

Excitement 1: the bathroom floor is decided upon, ordered and *paid for.  In the usual form and function tension I think form has slightly won the day.  I’ll let readers be the judge of that when it’s fitted.

Excitement 2: the BBC start a series next week on Radio 4 in the 15 minute slot before Women’s Hour called the History of the World in 100 Objects.  This is the culmination of a 5 year project with the British Museum and the presenter is Neil MacGregor, the Museum’s Director.  He has said that he has moved from “the study of art to the contemplation of things”.  I like it.  It seems that even the earliest humans could not resist a little form combined with function here and there, despite relying on some of these objects for their very survival.  More about the project here: http://www.economist.com/books/displaystory.cfm?story_id=15172496

One of the 100 objects

*50% discount Emily!

Posted on January 14, 2010, in Art, Consumerism, Radio and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I like that coin a lot.

    Did you see they’re using a dying White Horse on the television trailer for the programme?

  2. No I didn’t see that. I wonder if I will. I thought they were just doing a limp promo job (advertising it once when I was half asleep on R4 the other night). Clearly I must do better.

    I hope it will all be as good as I hope. It is my main thing to look forward to at the moment.

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