The Museum of the World – The British Museum goes back in time

A virtual journey through time (over two million years) and across the five continents is what the “museum of the world”, initiated by the British Museum and the Google Cultural Institute, promises. The site, conceived as a long chronological frieze, offers a fascinating plunge into the history of humanity and the collections of the British institution (which contains some seven million objects!). On the frieze, each point, whose colour varies according to geographical location, refers to a detailed record of the work. The little extra? While it is easy to get lost in this galaxy of dots, it is possible to highlight, on the frieze, only one continent or one theme (among art and design, life and death, power and identity, religion and belief, trade and conflict). There is currently no French version of the site. To fully appreciate the experience, mastering the language of Shakespeare is essential!

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