A History of the World in 100 Objects – Perth Museum

20160607 Perth Museum 100 Objects

A visit to Perth Museum while the rain fell with the Perth Sketchers, the museum is closing soon for a 4 year refurbishment, expected to re-open in 2020. Last and only exhibit on at the moment is the “A history of the world in 100 objects” – items lent by the British Museum. The oldest is a hand axe dated at over a million years old created by one of the first humans, found at a site in Tanzania, quite astonishing the age of this rock shaped by human hands. The most recent object is a credit card (expired)! Exquisite statues from around the world.

The above image is a composite from 4 separate pages of sketches.

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2 thoughts on “A History of the World in 100 Objects – Perth Museum

    1. Hi Kestrelart…. thanks for your comment, yes I wondered the same thing, it’s very hard to appreciate just how old this hand axe really is (so many generations have passed since) and wonder what it’s creator might have been thinking and feeling.

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