Extraordinary Stories from the British Museum

Western Australian Museum – Perth

25 October 2011 – 5 February 2012

Extraordinary Stories: From the British Museum

The Western Australian Museum and the British Museum have partnered to bring a unique collection of rare artefacts to Australia for the first time, to celebrate the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in October 2011.

The exhibition will be filled with some of the British Museum’s most important objects, rarely lent to other museums, representing many of the 54 Commonwealth countries. Individually and collectively they tell extraordinary stories about the world's people, who we are and where we've come from – taking visitors on a 1.8 million year journey around the world.

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A statue brass head of a tribal ruler
Ife head, made of brass between 1200 - 1400 CE, found at Ife, Nigeria, in 1938 CE.
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