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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) – May 2, 2014
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 currently airing its third and final season. Museum Secrets is produced by Kensington Communications Inc.

The show won two awards at the Canadian Screen Awards in 2014 for Best Factual Series and Best Picture Editing in an Information Program or Series[2]

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,[3] Toronto Sun,[4] Torontoist[5] and Toronto Star.[6]

Broadcasts[edit]

History Television in Canada
Historia in French Canada
BBC Knowledge in Australia and New Zealand
Yesterday channel (UKTV) in the UK
National Geographic Channel (Canada)
Smithsonian Channel (US)

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[8] features shorter web videos for the 14 episodes and an object navigator with 90 objects. The Museum Secrets facebook page, remains active with posts geared towards fans of the show and also provides broadcast info.

Awards & nominations[edit]

Canadian Screen Awards, 2014
  • Best Factual Series [9]
  • Best Picture Editing in an Information Program or Series [10]
History Makers Awards, 2012 (now IMPACT Awards)
  • Best Interactive Production[11]
  • Most Innovative Production[11]
26th Annual Gemini Awards, 2011
  • Best Cross-platform Project Non-fiction (Robert Lang and David Oppenheim)[12]
  • Barbara Sears Award for Best Editorial Research (Rebecca Snow)[12]
  • Best Original Music Score for a Documentary Program or Series (Eric Cadesky and Nick Dyer)[12]
Interactive Rockie Awards at Banff World Media Festival, 2011
  • Best Cross-platform Project[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Museum Secrets Schedule on History Television Canada". History Television. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "2014 Award Winner List". Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. Retrieved May 8, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Museum Secrets reveals the history behind historical objects". National Post. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "ROM secrets head for TV Museum's hidden treasures featured on new show". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "ROM Secrets Revealed". Torontoist. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Royal Ontario Museum’s secret mummy babies revealed". Toronto Star. 20 January 2011. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "Museum Secrets reveals the history behind historical objects". The National Post. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "Solving the mystery of "Degenerate Art" in Berlin". Boing Boing. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  9. ^ "2014 Award Winner List". Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. Retrieved May 8, 2014. 
  10. ^ "2014 Award Winner List". Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. Retrieved May 8, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "Canadian Winners at the History Makers Awards". Village Gamer news. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  12. ^ a b c "26th Annual Gemini Awards". Tribute.ca. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Interactive Content Nominated for Banff World Media Fest". Mediacaster Magazine. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 

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Hollywood Reporter
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:55:25 -0700

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New York Daily News

New York Daily News
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:12:54 -0700

Robin Williams' comic and serious sides are both on display in photos from his posthumous films released Thursday. -- In “Night at the Museum: Secrets of the Tomb,” set to open Dec. 19, Williams again plays President Teddy Roosevelt, who comes to life ...
 
TelevisionPost
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:11:15 -0700

... 'Museum Secrets' where viewers are invited on a journey into the innards of the world's most extraordinary museums to discover dark and strange secrets behind some of the artefacts; and 'Horizon', which is the BBC science documentary programme.
 
Washington Post
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 17:00:00 -0700

Museum Secrets Revealed: Inside the Kunsthistorisches Museum” goes to the Vienna museum to explore antiquities and weaponry collected by the Habsburg family. C-SPAN3, 1-2 p.m., “Building the Statue of Liberty” author Elizabeth Mitchell discusses the ...
 
C21Media
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 01:59:59 -0700

... to Brazil for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Museum Secrets, which visits some of the world's most extraordinary museums to discover the strange secrets behind some of their artefacts; and Horizon, the long-running BBC science documentary ...

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news9.com KWTV
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 07:03:45 -0700

... a more recent example of his comedic talents. He played a rousing Theodore Roosevelt in this family-friendly pic, and reprised the role in a 2008 sequel and a third film, "Night at the Museum: Secrets of the Tomb," which is due to come out on Dec ...
 
Entertainment Tonight
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:04:00 -0700

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 07:59:17 -0700

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