A His­tory of the World in 100 Ob­jects

Global Times – Metro Shanghai - - CLASSIFIEDS -

In the study of any cul­ture, a uni­ver­sal co­nun­drum is how to avoid in­ter­pret­ing that cul­ture’s his­tory through a nar­ra­tive of Self and Other. It is hard enough to be ob­jec­tive in telling the his­tory of any one na­tion, let alone that of the whole world. There is no his­tory not nar­rated from the per­spec­tive of the so­ciopo­lit­i­cal interest group the au­thor be­longs to. Peo­ple who are told of their own his­tory tend to be­lieve that the his­tory and cul­ture of other na­tions must be very dif­fer­ent from theirs. In this sense, A His­tory

of the World in 100 Ob­jects from the Bri­tish Mu­seum is a re­mark­able break­through. It tells a his­tory of all hu­man­ity not through words, which can eas­ily tinted by sub­jec­tive opin­ions, but through ob­jects cre­ated by hu­man be­ings. By com­pil­ing man-made items span­ning most con­ti­nents from 2 mil­lion years ago through the present day, the ex­hi­bi­tion breaks con­ven­tional bar­ri­ers be­tween sub­jects of arche­ol­ogy, his­tory and the arts. It shows how dif­fer­ent cul­tures share sim­i­lar pro­cesses of de­vel­op­ment and how they re­act to each other after mak­ing con­tact. Date: Un­til Oc­to­ber 8, 9 am – 5 pm

Venue: Shanghai Mu­seum No.2 Ex­hi­bi­tion Hall ഏ ݡ ѷ༅ܽ لׂᅡ๖ Ad­dress: 201 Peo­ple’s Av­enue ಭ૽ս֨201ރ Ad­mis­sion: Free Call 6372-3500 for more de­tails

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from China

© PressReader. All rights reserved.