News | Published: Tue 19 Jan 2010

A genius's journal, a medieval manuscript and a secret coin hoard - A History of the World at the Fitzwilliam Museum

The Fitzwilliam Museum is taking part in a unique project that showcases the treasures held in museum collections across the country.

A History of the World is a partnership between the BBC, the British Museum, and 350 museums around the country. Participating museums are selecting man-made objects from their collections that tell a story not only about the region, but also of its place in the world.

To contribute to a history of Cambridgeshire, and to build up a picture of the national - even international - significance of this region across the years, The Fitzwilliam Museum has chosen three objects from its collections:

Kate Carreno, Assistant Director of The Fitzwilliam Museum said, "We are all very excited to be part of the national launch of A History of the World. It is an immensely powerful project that will introduce people up and down the country to the treasures on their doorstep and the museums that safeguard them for the public to enjoy, and engage people with the stories they have to tell."

Pick up a fact sheet from one of the information desks during your visit, or download the document

Find out more about A History of the World, where to get involved at how to add your own object on the BBC Cambridgeshirewebsite

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