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Exploring a history of the world through Guernsey
Guernsey's 10 objects for A History of the World

Ten items selected from Guernsey's museums were chosen to tell a story from the island's history and how it has affected the world.

The items were selected with the help of the Guernsey Museum, the Folk Museum and the Occupation Museum.

They tell a story of the island from Neolithic times to the 1940s.

Helen Conlon, fine art curator at the Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery, said: "They show the importance of Guernsey in a worldwide context."

Helen explained that an initial list of 30 items was selected: "We asked curators what objects they felt were representative of the island's history and the global resonance of that."

This was then "whittled down" to a list of the 10 that were considered most relevant to Guernsey's place within a history of the world.

As well as these 10 items you can suggest your own items that tell Guernsey's story by heading to the A History of the World website and help to develop a deeper understanding of Guernsey's part in the history of the world.

Helen said the island played a significant role in early history with the island's location making it a prime stopping point in trade routes between Britain and Europe.




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