The BBC and the Fitzwilliam Museum invite you to join presenter Sue Dougan for a live broadcast from the Museum’s new-look Greek and Roman gallery this Wednesday (17 February) from 12.30 until 16.00. This event is part of A History of the World, the unique collaboration between the BBC and many museums around the country. Find out about some of the objects chosen to represent Cambridgeshire in the project, including the Museum’s own Macclesfield Psalter manuscript. Sue will also be chatting to curators and conservators, uncovering some fascinating stories behind Museum objects.
Have you got an object in your life or in your home that has historic value to you or your family? As well as telling the stories of the amazing objects held in museums across the regions, A History of the World also invites the public to add their own objects to an interactive online archive. During Wednesday’s live broadcast, the BBC invite you to Museum’s Courtyard with your object, to tell your story and have it added to this ever-growing archive.
The broadcast will also celebrate the Twilight at the Museums event taking place that evening (17.30-19.00). This free family event sees the Fitzwilliam open its doors after-hours for an evening of dimly-lit exploration around the newly-refurbished Greek and Roman gallery, and also the chance to wander the Museum’s Egyptian galleries by torchlight.
BBC Cambridgeshire live broadcast Wednesday 17 February 2010 12.30 - 16.00 in the Greek and Roman Gallery of The Fitzwilliam Museum