22 X ONE-HOUR DOCUMENTARY SERIES / INTERACTIVE WEBSITE
This Gemini and Canadian Screen Award-winning series explores compelling stories behind the artifacts in 22 of the world’s greatest museums.
Museum Secrets has aired on networks in over 70 countries around the world, including History (Canada), Global, Yesterday Channel (UK), BBC Knowledge, ZDF and as Museum Secrets Revealed on the Smithsonian Channel (USA).
Museum Secrets is supported by an interactive website that further explores the stories behind museum treasures through web-exclusive videos and online games.
Museum Secrets combines surprising discoveries about things we all recognize with amazing revelations about things we’ve never seen before. Every episode travels to one of the world’s top museums to tell the stories of six irreplaceable artifacts. For each of these treasures the series myth-busts familiar legends with cutting edge research and technology, and uncovers a fascinating secret.
The 22 museums featured in the series are renowned for their rich collections, stunning architecture, and the prominent roles they have played in the history of art, culture, research and human achievement.
Season One takes us inside the Louvre, the Vatican Museums, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, London’s Natural History Museum, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.
Season Two takes us inside Athens’ Archaeological Museum, The State Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, the American Museum of Natural History, the Imperial War Museum in London, the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City, Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum, and Museum Island in Berlin.
Season Three takes us inside the State Historical Museum in Moscow, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Palacio Real in Madrid, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., London’s National Maritime Museum, the Chateau of Versailles and Tunisia’s Bardo Museum.