RAMM exhibition at Exeter Guildhall: A History of the World in 10 Objects
This year Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, is presenting a series on BBC Radio 4 based on 100 objects from the British Museum’s collections and how they tell us a history of the world. This exhibition takes a Devon perspective looking at 10 objects from RAMM’s fine collections that each have a compelling global story to tell.
Telling a history through the items that humans have made is one of the most important things that museums do. Of course it can only be ‘a’ not ‘the’ history. Thanks to constant research and to new scientific techniques, what we know about museum objects is increasing and the stories they can tell continue to grow.
For more information about A History of the World in 100 objects visit www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld. See the local perspective and hear BBC Radio Devon podcasts about local objects via the Your Area button on the website.
Family activities at St Nicholas Priory (admission charge applies)
Friday 30 July. Puzzle Jugs - the Exeter Puzzle Jug is one of RAMM’s most prized possessions and one of the objects chosen for the History of the World project. Come and make your own version or invent your own puzzle jug or cup.
Thursday 5 August. A History of the world - what did Exeter and Plymouth choose from their collections to support this national project and why? What would you choose that shows an important part of your life – please bring an object. We will have various activities exploring ways of looking at objects.
Friday 6 August. The Object of the Story – why do we put things in cases and say they are important? It is because they have a story to tell. Bring an object that has a story for you, or an object that you think tells an important story about our modern times. Perhaps you can guess the stories of some of our objects.
Free family activities at Exeter Cathedral Chapter House
Thurs 19 August. Clay Tiles - another of Exeter’s History of the World Objects is an antefix, a roman roof decoration, found in the excavation of the Roman Baths just next to the Cathedral. Come and make and decorate your own.
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24 July to 7 September 2010
10am - 4pm
TimesMonday to Saturday (Closed Bank Holidays)
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