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