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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. 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. 

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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 06:04:10 -0700

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... 2014 schedule, which already includes Inquisition and Ancient Black Ops. The Yesterday audience is intrigued and fascinated by historical mysteries and secrets, as the popularity of Jamie Theakston's Forbidden History and Museum Secrets has proved.”.
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