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24 may

History of science in 15 objects

A conference for schoolchildren, Russia
Hush… Don’t tell anyone! The secret stories of ordinary things
24 may
  • 11:00 – 12:30

Believe us, exhibits can talk. We are not kidding, this is a real project launched by The British Museum and the BBC Radio in 2010. In a series of short scientific programmes Neil McGregor, Head of the Museum, told “A History of the World in 100 objects”. Through informative sketches of ethnographic monuments or archaeological findings the auditory learned about the most important landmarks of human history.

At the Polytech Fest, the most fascinating exhibits of the Polytechnic Museum will acquire their own voices. Listening to their amazing stories you will learn about museum life, the principles of collection forming, scientific discoveries and Russian history.

The participants of the conference will be able to repeat the British experience and tell the story of the ordinary things their pockets are full of. How can we reach understanding with the things that make our lives? What can these things tell about their owners? The teachers from the University for Children team will help you answer these questions. The participants will divide into groups of 10 and tell their stories. Every object they choose will be photographed. The photos together with the explanatory stories will appear on the Polytechnic museum site.

All participants