Would you like to walk through the history of art, across the centuries and cultures-one step at a time? This is precisely what Neil MacGregor's A History of the World in 100 Objects intends to do.
MacGregor, who has been the curator of the British History Museum for over ten years, conceived a radio series based on the stories of some 100 antiques present in the British Museum. Initially considered too lofty and ambitious, the series surpassed all inhibitions to become one of the most successful radio shows ever. MacGregor then decided to bring the sounds bites of his show to pen and paper.Read More: