“Inside every museum, behind each treasure, a secret you’ve never heard…” Their tagline suggests all the mystery and discovery one wants to find waiting inside the halls of the museum.
Museum Secrets does exactly what it says, takes you on a behind-the-scenes tour through museums around the world. How many of us would die for to wander in the basements or have the story behind our favorite pieces expanded on. Now on it’s 3rd Season, Museum Secrets is finally available for US consumption on the Smithsonian channel.
The wonderful folks behind the show were kind enough to send us some clips to the first few episodes from season 3. Enjoy!
In Canada: Season 3 of Museum Secrets, is now premiering on HISTORY TV (Canada).
In the US: Season 1 & 2 are now being broadcast on the Smithsonian Channel.
For international viewers: The website is also live at museumsecrets.tv with short videos from 22 museums!
Visited by one and half million people every year, the Uffizi is one of the oldest art museums in the western world, boasting paintings and sculpture by the greatest masters of the Renaissance.
In this episode, we re-examine the famous conspiracy against Lorenzo de Medici – godfather of the Renaissance – to discover who was really pulling the strings. We rediscover a long lost martial art, then descend into a crypt to hunt for the bones of a notorious artist. We find out why a wild boar’s nose is a good luck charm, then visit an alchemist’s sanctuary to investigate his cause of death. And finally, we reveal what happened in Florence during the final days of World War Two, when the fate of the museum hung in the balance.