A history of an OBJECT in 100 worlds

‘A history of an OBJECT in 100 worlds’ is a project that takes inspiration from Neil MacGregor’s landmark project ‘A history of the WORLD in 100 objects’ and turns its premise on its head: it proposes to present 100 different perspectives on a single object instead of 100 objects providing a history of the world, and to therefore get 100 people to talk about a single object instead of having a single person talk about 100 objects. This blog will track the project’s development, from the organisation of pitch dates at which participants will make a case for their chosen object of focus, through thinking about the implications of the project’s premise and its process, to the potential identification of an object and the commissioning of texts about it.