It’s a TV show, a game, a journey through time and a chance for new visitors to experience your venue after hours, thanks to a partnership between the BBC and the British Museum’s A History of the World project and Culture24.
Over Museums at Night weekend (14-16 May 2010), you can screen a DVD of one episode of Relic: Guardians of the Museum, CBBC’s hugely popular TV series with the British Museum. You can show this to the public for free on one night only.
This DVD is being offered together with a family-friendly challenge trail inspired by the challenges the children encounter in the series. You’ll receive this in a pre-designed template format into which you can drop 3-5 of your museum’s artefacts.
More than 400 museums are taking part in A History of the World already, and 31 of them successfully tried out the Relic trail over the Easter holiday.
All you have to do is make sure that the objects for your trails have all been photographed and added to the History of the World website with their stories. They must be man-made objects held in public collections, labelled with AHOW branding and telling their story explaining each object’s local and global significance.
For details on how to do this, go to www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/get-involved/adding-objects/
You must also register your Museums at Night event listing on the Culture24 DDE database, so we can help you promote it: a step-by-step guide to doing this is here.
The DVD screening is only available for Museums at Night, so do take advantage of this unique opportunity by registering your interest with Frances Carey (FCAREY@thebritishmuseum.ac.uk) by Friday, 23rd April. Likewise for the Relic trail, if you haven’t already got one.