“A History of the World” involved schools, museums and audiences across the UK. The website features all the objects added to the project during 2010 both by museums and individuals. At the heart of the project was the BBC Radio 4 series A History of the World in 100 Objects. One hundred 15-minute programmes, each focusing on an object from the British Museum’s collection, written and narrated by Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum. The programmes told a history of two million years of humanity through the objects we have made, starting with the earliest object in the museum’s collection. Inspired by the Radio 4 series, museums teamed up with the BBC in their area and selected over 1,000 objects from their own collections reflecting world history from their perspective.