The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A History of the World in 100 Objects

Have you ever taken a look at the full list of the 100 objects? If you have, then you must have spotted that the very last one, object 100, is just a question mark.

That’s because when they came up with the series, Neil MacGregor and the producers decided that if they were doing a chronological history from 2 million years BC to the present day, then the final object should be from the 2010. So they left it teasingly blank....

...Any ideas? We want to know what you think. Yes, it’s a classic ‘answers on a postcard’ question. Except please don’t send us a postcard. Instead we’ve made a page for you to leave your ideas - or you can tweet them using #objectoftoday and we’ll pick them up.

Read more here. Stephen Fry talks too...

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