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Museum Secrets
Museum Secrets on History
Genre Documentary history
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.
Release
Original channel History
Original release 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)
TVB J2 (Hong Kong)
Canal Encuentro (Argentina)

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 program's website features shorter web videos for the 14 episodes and an object navigator with 90 objects.[8]

Awards & nominations[edit]

Canadian Screen Awards, 2014
  • Best Factual Series [2]
  • Best Picture Editing in an Information Program or Series [2]
History Makers Awards, 2012 (now IMPACT Awards)
  • Best Interactive Production[9]
  • Most Innovative Production[9]
26th Annual Gemini Awards, 2011
  • Best Cross-platform Project Non-fiction (Robert Lang and David Oppenheim)[10]
  • Barbara Sears Award for Best Editorial Research (Rebecca Snow)[10]
  • Best Original Music Score for a Documentary Program or Series (Eric Cadesky and Nick Dyer)[10]
Interactive Rockie Awards at Banff World Media Festival, 2011
  • Best Cross-platform Project[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Museum Secrets Schedule on History Television Canada". History Television. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "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. ^ a b "Canadian Winners at the History Makers Awards". Village Gamer news. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b c "26th Annual Gemini Awards". Tribute.ca. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Interactive Content Nominated for Banff World Media Fest". Mediacaster Magazine. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 

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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:52:30 -0700

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Asbury Park Press

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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 19:25:44 -0700

Amanda Oglesby. PINE BEACH. A free movie, “Night at the Museum: Secrets of the Tomb,” will be shown at Vista Park on Saturday. Snacks will be available for purchase. For more information, call Borough Hall at 732-349-6425. Ken Serrano. TOMS RIVER.

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Thu, 12 Feb 2015 14:34:26 -0800

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 06:28:42 -0700

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Mon, 09 Mar 2015 18:01:08 -0700

A nine-week creative adventure began March 9 as a first-of-its-kind “peek behind the curtain” at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. “Uncrated: The Hidden Lives of Artworks” gives visitors an opportunity to see some of the processes that go into ...

Oxford Mail

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Fri, 23 May 2014 02:03:17 -0700

The oldest public museum in the world has changed faces many times over the years, but it's purpose has remained constant: to tell us the stories of our hopes, aspirations and experience. But at least one Ashmolean story has remained hidden… until now.
 
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Tue, 19 Mar 2013 06:10:03 -0700

'Museum Secrets', currently in its' third season, travels to a different extraordinary museum every episode, “revealing the stories of 6 irreplaceable treasures, probing familiar legends and assumptions, using cutting edge research and technology to ...
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