A Brief History of Humankind
Mark Wallinger (1959, Ecce Homo, 1999. Photo: E. Posner. © Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
The title of the exposition sets the narrative structure of the exhibition. The historic artefacts recount the history of humankind from the dawn of civilization to the present. Among these objects are the first tools used by humankind, the earliest examples of the use of writing and coins, a rare copy of the Gutenberg bible and the manuscript of Albert Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity. These artefacts are juxtaposed with select examples of contemporary art that link past and present