Expert presenters help make sense of two million years of human history and share the story behind some of the key objects from the A History of the World in 100 Objects exhibition.
A History of the World in 100 Objects panel discussion
What objects from the past reveal about the people who made them and the challenges for museums to preserve and share collections spanning two million years of human history, inspired by the landmark exhibition from the British Museum.
Rise of the empires
From Alexander to Augustus: Paul Donnelly, Elizabeth Minchin and Lily Withycombe discuss how Greece and Rome conquered the known world.
Before the new world
Claudia Haake and John Minns discuss the great civilisations before the arrival of Columbus. Discover the stories of the Incas, Aztecs and the colonisation of Peru and New Spain (Mexico).
Trading tales of the silk road
Alison Betts tells the story of the Silk Roads from prehistory to the Han and Roman empires.
Cradle of civilisation
Stephen Bourke and Luis Siddall provide insights into the early cities and civilisations of the first millenniums.
Wires, wi-fi and the future
The co-founders of wi-fi, John O'Sullivan and Terry Percival, on its creation and how it has changed the way we think, work, live and play.