Museum Secrets

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Museum Secrets
Museum Secrets on History
Genre Documentary history
Format Live-action
Narrated by Colm Feore
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English, French
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 22
Production
Executive producer(s) Robert Lang
Running time 44 minutes
Production company(s) Kensington Communications, Inc.
Broadcast
Original channel History
Original run January 6, 2011 (2011-01-06) – present
External links
Website
Production website

Museum Secrets is a TV series on History Television in Canada[1] and a website with videos and games; exploring the world’s renowned museums and their most enigmatic objects. Narrated by Canadian actor Colm Feore, the TV series is now in production for a third season. Museum Secrets is produced by Kensington Communications Inc.

The Royal Ontario Museum held a special exhibit during the winter of 2011, featuring objects from the Museum Secrets series. Several Canadian newspapers previewed the exhibit: National Post,[2] Toronto Sun,[3] Torontoist[4] and Toronto Star.[5]

Broadcasts[edit]

History Television in Canada
Historia in French Canada
BBC Knowledge in Australia and New Zealand
Yesterday channel (UKTV) in the UK

Seasons[edit]

Each season, the series travels to the world’s greatest museums in search of the mysteries behind their objects.

Season 1 episodes[edit]

Season 2 episodes[edit]

Season 3 episodes[edit]

Interactive[edit]

The website, museumsecrets.tv[7] features shorter web videos for the 14 episodes and an object navigator with 90 objects. The Museum Secrets facebook page, currently features updates about the season 3 production, taking place all over the world.

Awards & nominations[edit]

26th Annual Gemini Awards, 2011
  • Best Cross-platform Project Non-fiction (Robert Lang and David Oppenheim)
  • Barbara Sears Award for Best Editorial Research (Rebecca Snow)
  • Best Original Music Score for a Documentary Program or Series (Eric Cadesky and Nick Dyer)
Rocky Awards at Banff World Media Festival, 2011
  • Best Cross-platform Project.
History Makers Awards, 2011
  • Best Interactive Production
  • Most Innovative Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Museum Secrets Schedule on History Television Canada". History Television. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Museum Secrets reveals the history behind historical objects". National Post. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "ROM secrets head for TV Museum's hidden treasures featured on new show". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "ROM Secrets Revealed". Torontoist. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Royal Ontario Museum’s secret mummy babies revealed". Toronto Star. 20 January 2011. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Museum Secrets reveals the history behind historical objects". The National Post. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "Solving the mystery of "Degenerate Art" in Berlin". Boing Boing. Retrieved 5 June 2012.