Sarah Brydon, 20, a student at the Norwich University College of the Arts (NUCA), has produced a film as part of the BBC's A History of the World project.
Sarah, along with other second year students on NUCA's BA animation course, focused on objects from around the world which they feel have contributed to our culture, heritage and development.
"I picked the safety pin after I saw some early Roman examples in Norwich's Castle Museum," said Sarah.
"I hadn't realised they had been around for that long. Obviously the design and material has changed - but the basic principal is the same.
"I thought it would be really interesting to look at their uses through different time periods and I wanted to explore some of these in a playful way with my film," she added.
The NUCA students, supported by BBC Norfolk, had four weeks take their film from concept to completion, with the final work assessed as part of their BA degree in animation.