A History of the World in 100 Objects

Exhibition

Sat 13 Feb 2016Sat 18 Jun 2016

9:30am5:00pm

Western Australian Museum — Perth

A History of the World

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.

The Australian tour of this compelling exhibition of world history begins at the Western Australian Museum on 13 February 2016.

Prices

Tickets can be purchased by selecting a date from the calendar below, or from the Ticket Counter at the WA Museum - Perth.

Adult - $ 17.50
Concession - $ 12.50
Child (3-15yo) - $ 12.50
Child (under 3yo)- Free
Family (2+2 or 1+3) - $ 50.00

For school group bookings, please call 1300 134 081.

The Last Day at the Museum - Family Open Day


Saturday 18 June, 9:30am - 5:00pm

WA Museum – Perth

Free entry into A History of the World in 100 Objects from 9:30am - 5:00pm

Free activities from 11:00am - 3:00pm


Please Note: Due the the high number of people visiting the Museum on Saturday there may be a wait at times to enter the A History of the World in 100 Objects exhibition

The Last Day at the Museum - Family Open Day

The Last Day at the Museum - Family Open Day
Image copyright WA Museum

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Free Audio Tour

Join WA Museum CEO Alec Coles on an audio tour through 20 highlighted objects. Look for the headphone symbol within the gallery and stream the audio using our online audio guide

Start your Audio Tour

Souvenir Guide

A History of the World in 100 Objects — Exhibition Catalogue

From the earliest tools made of humble stone, the objects that we have created have shaped the ways in which we engage with each other and the world around us.

Drawing on the unparalleled collection of the British Museum, 100 of the most fascinating objects are brought together to tell an extraordinary story – a history of the world.

This richly illustrated publication celebrates the distinctive power that objects have, and invites us to consider our complex relationship with the things we make and use.

Order your copy now


A History of the World in 100 Objects Symposium Lecture Videos

Explore the Symposium lectures here

Olmec stone mask, 900-400 BCE, Mexico.
©Trustees of the British Museum

Olmec stone mask, 900-400 BCE, Mexico.
©Trustees of the British Museum

Past Events

Olmec stone mask, 900-400 BCE, Mexico.

A History of the World in 100 Objects Symposium

Sat 13 Feb 2016

11:00am4:00pm

Western Australian Museum — Perth

Perth Cultural Centre,
James Street
,
Perth,
Western Australia,
6000,
Australia

Head of Augustus, 27-25 BCE, Sudan.

Curator’s Tours: A History of the World in 100 Objects

Sun 14 Feb 2016Wed 17 Feb 2016

10:00am12:30pm

Western Australian Museum — Perth

Perth Cultural Centre,
James Street
,
Perth,
Western Australia,
6000,
Australia

Gold Lunula, 2400-2000 BCE, Ireland.

Alzheimer's Australia WA - Tiny Discoverer Program

Every Thursday in March

Western Australian Museum — Perth

Perth Cultural Centre,
James Street
,
Perth,
Western Australia,
6000,
Australia

Gold coin of Kumaragupta, c. 415–450 CE, India.

Alzheimers Australia WA - Object Memory Workshops/Tour

Thu 10 Mar 2016Thu 7 Apr 2016

9:30am10:30am

Western Australian Museum — Perth

Perth Cultural Centre,
James Street
,
Perth,
Western Australia,
6000,
Australia


Education

 Inca gold llama, 1400-1550 CE, Peru

Education Resources – A History of the World in 100 Objects

Teacher Resources

Online

Western Australian Museum — Perth

Perth Cultural Centre,
James Street
,
Perth,
Western Australia,
6000,
Australia



WA Companion Cards

If you are a Carer visiting with a ticket holder who has a WA Companion Card you are entitled to free entry to the exhibition.

Please contact the WA Museum Customer Relations Team on 1300 134 081 or Tickets@museum.wa.gov.au to arrange your ticket.

PCOL

This exhibition is facilitated by the Australian Government’s Protection of Cultural Objects on Loan Scheme.

Provenance List: Excel Document PDF Document


Sponsors

Presenting Partners

WA Museum The British Museum National Museum Australia

National Premium Partners

Arts Singapore Airlines Singapore Airlines Cargo

Major Partner

Western Australian Museum – Foundation

Accomodation Partners

Quest on James Alex Hotel

Launch Partners

Ferngrove Gage Roads Heyder and Shears ESP


Statue of Mithras, 100-200 CE, Italy. ©Trustees of the British Museum

Getting Here

Western Australian Museum - Perth Map

Address

Perth Cultural Centre,
James Street
,
Perth,
Western Australia,
6000,
Australia

 

Phone
1300 134 081