A History of the World
Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery have revealed a list of 10 objects chosen to tell a history of Birmingham and the city's role in world history. They include the Sultanganj Buddha, the Glascote Torc and a piece of the first transatlantic telegraph cable.
The 10 objects are part of a wider project A History of the World, a partnership between the BBC, the British Museum and 350 other museums. Part of the project includes the creation of a digital museum of world history using objects which have both local and global resonances to tell a history of the world. You can read more about Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery's contribution to the A History of the World project on the BBC's Birmingham web pages.
You can listen to Curator Martin Ellis talk about how the 10 objects were chosen on the BBC WM website.
The public can also upload their objects to the BBC’s A History of the World website, so if you have an object in your family with a great story to tell why not add it to the digital museum of world history. Vist the BBC’s A History of the World website.