The British Museum is one of 4 institutions competing for the Art Fund Prize 2011.
The museum is nominated for a project that didn't even physically appear in its beautiful building. A History of the World in 100 Objects was a groundbreaking collaboration with the BBC with a 100 part radio series at its heart. The 15 minute programmes focused on objects from the BM's collection, written and narrated by Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum. Subsequently, museums from all over the UK have contributed items to the website and
If you missed it the first time around, you can still download all episodes by subscribing to the podcast.
The British Museum's rivals are The Polar Museum, University of Cambridge, The new Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway, Scotland and The Roman Baths Museum, Bath.
If you enjoyed A History of the World then please vote for the British Museum at the Art Fund website.
The Art Fund Prize is a cool cheque for £100,000 recognising and stimulating originality and excellence in museums and galleries in the UK.