WHAT WOULD YOU PUT IN YOUR PERSONAL MUSEUM?
Antony Gormley told us he'd preserve a saint's habit and a nuclear research machine. What would you put in a museum of you? What precious objects tell the story of your life?
To mark the beginning of Museums and Galleries Month 2008 we asked cultural figures about key moments, objects, ideas and innovations they'd put in a Museum of Me. Below is the first set - we'll be adding more throughout Museums and Galleries Month 2008 - please check back to see what other people have added.
From Stone Age hand axes to mind reading devices - artist Laura Ellen Bacon
From the humble pen to the 'only invention with no downside', the bicycle - author and cultural commentator Stephen Bayley
Caroline, Director of Tate National, chose a beautiful Stubbs painting of a horse, and an inspirational collegue from the past amongst other things.
From an art installation to an iPod - John Hansard Gallery Director Stephen Foster
From the habit of St Francis to a Large Hadron Collider - sculptor Antony Gormley
From the Land of Lost Content to Facebook - designer Wayne Hemingway
From Rauschenberg to the pager - Culture Minister Margaret Hodge
From wooden ships to DNA sequencing - artist and photographer John Kippin
From Baroque mirrors to rubber bands - artist Hew Locke
Working with an Australian aboriginal artist, the genuis of Sir Christopher Wren, and a crucial MA programme - some of the things Sandy Nairne would keep in a personal museum.
From spacecraft to ice sheets - Science Museum Director Professor Chris Rapley
A 'veil' painting and Gilbert and George are to be found in the museum of New Art Gallery director Stephen Snoddy
Excavations on the Somerset Levels and a Peter Lanyon exhibition at Kettle's Yard feature in the museum of Mike Tooby, of National Museums Wales
Remember, we are also interested in what you think, and we would like you to use our simple Storymaker editing tool to . We will be selecting some of the most interesting examples and publishing them next to the experts views...