BBC and British Museum collaboration - A History of the World in 100 Objects

I recently came across this press release
which discusses a new partnership between the British Museum and the
BBC. The partnership centres around a service relationship where BM
content will be used to illustrate global history. The new BBC series, A History Of The World In 100 Objects will tap into the unique collection to tell stories and make connections.

A History Of The World In 100 Objects is written and narrated by the British Museum Director, Neil MacGregor, and produced by Radio 4.

This initiative is in keeping with the presentation which I saw in
London last year where Neil MacGregor discussed the connections between
museums and broadcasters, calling for a new approach to curatorial
practice, one where curators are increasingly commissioned editors as
the museum redefines itself as both publisher and broadcaster. You can
read this posting here.

I think that it is an extroadinary and extremely positive step towards
connecting museums and broadcasters, one which I am sure we will see
more of.

Your thoughts?

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A number of museums are involved in developing a new relationship with the BBC we were told by a senior person from one of the 'national' museums. It also involved reciprocal use of images. Some museums are sitting on the sidelines waiting to see what hepapens.

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