Your Free Perth Visitor Information Guide

Your Free Perth Visitor Information Guide

A History of the World in 100 Objects

13/02/2016 - 18/06/2016 A History of the World in 100 Objects

Be taken on a voyage through the British Museum’s collections to explore the last two million years of human history. Each object featured in A History of the World in 100 Objects marks a point on your journey through history: from early stone tools to Dürer’s celebrated print The Rhinoceros; the famous Flood Tablet to colourful Javanese shadow puppets. Unlock fascinating stories and discover interactions between cultures of the past. Wonder at the remarkable achievements of humans as they faced changing climates, new lands and changing political arenas, and be amazed by their ingenuity and awed by their craftsmanship. Exclusive to the Australian tour is the bronze Head of Augustus from Meroë. One of the most important surviving portraits of Rome’s first emperor, it was originally part of a statue that was ritually beheaded in antiquity. This object caused an international sensation when excavated in Sudan in 1910. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to view treasured objects from around the world and discover how humans have shaped the world and, in turn, have been shaped by it.