Director Interview: on ‘How we make history alive’

Director Interview: on ‘How we make history alive’

Apr 16, 2013 | No Comments

The director of our National Maritime Museums, London episode, Rebecca Snow, explains how we discover something new about museum objects through scientific testing. Watch her VIDEO interview on Rogers Television for a sneak peek of what’s coming up on her episode!

Lightning over London: Sailors, superstition and the open sea

Lightning over London: Sailors, superstition and the open sea

Apr 15, 2013 | No Comments

Lightning has fascinated people for centuries. We know what causes a lightning strike today, but what did people believe about lightning before the eighteenth century?

Local History: Pies and Mash in Greenwich

Local History: Pies and Mash in Greenwich

Apr 15, 2013 | No Comments

Meet Kane Goddard at Goddard’s Pies in Greenwich, London. He’s the co-owner of a shop that sells a homemade favourite with a long history.

Watch our short video to find out why Goddard’s pies remain a staple for east-enders!

Our director describes our CSI-type investigations of the Lord Horatio Nelson mystery

Our director describes our CSI-type investigations of the Lord Horatio Nelson mystery

Apr 15, 2013 | No Comments

Episode director Rebecca Snow takes us behind the scenes in this video to tell us about a story she’s shooting about Lord Horatio Nelson for our episode Museum Secrets: Inside the National Maritime Museum, London.

Why music matters to American football

Why music matters to American football

Apr 8, 2013 | No Comments

DC Washington (a singer from Washington D.C.!) explains his passion for music, his love for his country and why he enjoys singing the American national anthem at football Games.

Taking flight: spectacular aircraft at the Udvar-Hazy Center

Taking flight: spectacular aircraft at the Udvar-Hazy Center

Apr 8, 2013 | No Comments

Love to fly the friendly skies and see what flew before? Join us as we take tour with the Smithsonian’s PR Specialist,  Holly Williamson inside National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.

Carried Away: A look at the history behind the Carrier Pigeon

Carried Away: A look at the history behind the Carrier Pigeon

Apr 8, 2013 | No Comments

Meet Elvis, a rare breed of Carrier Pigeon from Virginia. Elvis is not your typical pigeon; you won’t find pigeons like him pecking away at crumbs on city streets. What makes Elvis so special? Like his ancestors, he’s bred specifically for homing.

Culinary capital under siege!

Culinary capital under siege!

Apr 1, 2013 | No Comments

Historian Lee Windsor of the University of New Brunswick, chats about the history of  Florence’s magnificent bridges and a brief time when the city lost its title as the culinary capital of Italy.

Watch our short video here and then watch History Canada on Thursday, April 4th at 9pm ET/PT to catch Museum Secrets: Inside the Uffizi Gallery, Florence.

Il Porcellino: A little Florentine luck!

Il Porcellino: A little Florentine luck!

Apr 1, 2013 | No Comments

Il Porcellino is a statue of a wild boar located in the heart of the Mercato Nuovo in Florence, Italy. In this video, listen to what these visitors have to say about this famous Italian tradition.

Then, watch our show on Thursday, April 4th at 9pm ET/PT on HISTORY (Canada) to find out the real secret of the wild boar and the statue that’s inside the museum! Learn more here about Museum Secrets: Inside the Uffizi Gallery, Florence. 

Artistic Paradise: Studying Renaissance Art in Florence

Artistic Paradise: Studying Renaissance Art in Florence

Apr 1, 2013 | One Comment

Listen to Angel Academy Art Director, Michael John Angel, discuss Renaissance painting. Watch student Julia share why Florence is a wonderful place to study art.