Museum Secrets wraps up filming for six new episodes

The Museum Secrets production team has just returned from Berlin and is currently in Vienna, shooting the last out of a total of eight brand new episodes that will air on History Television Canada in early 2012.

We previously announced the first two museums produced for this season – National Archaeological Museum of Athens and the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. Here are the next four museums for the upcoming season:

The Topkapi Palace, Istanbul

We went to this city of mosques and bazaars, to find the secrets of the Ottomans, who reigned at the splendid Topkapi Palace for nearly 400 years (1465-1856).

Read more here.

National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City

At this museum which contains the world’s most significant archaeological and anthropological artifacts from the pre-Colombian era of Mexico, the director of the episode, Rebecca Snow and Executive Producer, Robert Lang, were able to explore Mexico’s history, from the first millennium up to the Spanish conquest in 1521.

Read more about the museum and the episode here.

Imperial War Museum, London

At London’s multi-branch museum we discovered some little-known stories of 20th Century wars. We discovered a diverse group of artifacts that reveal stories of war through the people who experienced it.

You can read some of Director Mary Anne Alton’s thoughts here.

American Museum of Natural History, New York City

At this renowned museum, which was featured in the 2006 movie Night at the Museum staring Ben Stiller, we uncovered how the bright and sunny version of Africa that we see in the Lion King owes its existence to a hall created at the museum in 1936. We explore this and five other fascinating stories which you can read more about here.

Stay tuned here for another update on our production of the last two Season 2 Museum Secrets programs.