Jul 26th, 2021
Tim Taylor meets Neil MacGregor, bestselling author and presenter of the wonderful 'A History of the World in 100 Objects', as featured on BBC Radio 4. Neil is no stranger to stunning artefacts, as former Director of both the British Museum and the National Gallery. Tim and Neil take a look at a series of intriguing historic objects, including some discovered by Time Team, as well as personal favourites from the British Museum's collection.
These objects speak of the very fundamentals of humanity: our need for play and faith, our sense of identity, our aspirations of beauty, our struggle for survival, and the unfortunate inevitability of war.
During his tenure at the British Museum, Neil oversaw new displays of the Sutton Hoo treasure, as featured in the recent Netflix film, 'The Dig', starring Ralph Fiennes and Carey Mulligan. Neil tells Tim what it was like to work with these incredible objects and their lasting appeal.
You can watch the original video interview here.