Museum Secrets has had a lot of exciting press coverage. Here’s some of the press coverage we’ve had to date:

August, 2012

MSN Living
“Over 65 Cats Guard Artwork at Russian Museum”

The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia contains over 3 million pieces of artwork. As you can imagine, security is taken quite seriously and the museum takes great measures to keep its treasures safe. In fact, over 65 cats live in the museum basement and help protect the precious art by catching pesky mice and rats.

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July, 2012

Laughing Squid
“Over 65 Cats Protect Works of Art at Hermitage Museum in Russia”

One of the biggest museums in the world, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, uses over 65 cats to protect over 3 million pieces of artwork from rats and mice. Three people work full-time to take care of the cats including Irina Popovets who is quoted in a CBC News video as saying, “They’re not just mascots, they’re really employees of the Hermitage and they play a very important role.”

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July, 2012

Neatorama
“The Museum That’s Full of Cats”

The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg has a dark secret under its floorboards -65 cats. Actually, it’s more adorable than dark, as these kitties aren’t just there to brighten up the place -they have a job to do; it’s their job to keep the museum free from rodents.

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June, 2012

Digital Spy
“Winston Churchill and the housewife spy on ‘Museum Secrets’”

The first episode of the second series, exploring London’s Imperial War Museum, features dramatisations of Winston Churchill and ‘housewife spy’ Odette Samson, who survived torture at the hands of the Nazis.

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June, 2012

This is Staffordshire
“Secrets of warfare are revealed”

Here we have the story of Britain at war, from the First World War to the present, told through a collection of 10million items – from guns to planes and medals to cyanide pills, across five locations in England.

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April, 2012

University of Toronto Mississauga Magazine
“Skin Deep”

Scythian Ink. Medical illustrator and biomedical communications professor Dave Mazierski gets under the skin of bronze age tattoos…

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March, 2012

BoingBoing.net
“Solving the mystery of “Degenerate Art” in Berlin”

Is anyone surprised that when the Nazis rose to power, they burned a bunch of interesting paintings and other art? (For a taste of pre-Nazi German erotically-tinged art, check out the book Voluptuous Panic).

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March, 2012

Medievalists.net
“Tweeting History: Social Media meets Mummies and Moats”

Last week, dozens of Toronto-area bloggers gathered at a local bar, bringing with them their iPhones and Blackberries. Amidst watching Viking re-enactors fight it out on stage and playing trivia, the group got ready for the main event of the evening – watching a tv show about the Pergamon and Neues Museums in Berlin, Germany, and tweeting history.

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March, 2012

Backpack with Brock
“Museum Secrets: A TV Show Has Convinced Me To Reconsider Museums”

As the screening and the night wrapped up, I left with a revamped interest in museums. For many travellers, museums are a main attraction to a specific city or town but they’ve always been an ‘it’s raining out’ activity. What changed for me is I now have a slightly deeper understanding and background for the specific items featured in the show. I suspect on my next visit to Berlin, I will take the time to see them in person and attempt to better understand their secrets…

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February, 2012

Rogers Television
Your World This Week  - Interview with Museum Secrets Executive Producer, Robert Lang

February, 2012

Global Toronto
The Morning Show – Interview about Museum Secrets with Dave Mazierski

February, 2012

Gadling.com
“Museum Secrets learns the art of Viking warfare”

When’s the last time you engaged in Viking sword fighting during your travels? Apparently, there are some people who are trained professionals in this skillful yet dangerous art form, like Kelle Longbow and his son Gernot. In fact, Museum Secrets got the chance to talk to the two fight choreographers and see the proper technique for Viking fighting in the exclusive video above.

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January, 2012

Levy News Network
“#MuseumSecrets Season 2 Premiere Tonight At 10pm On @HistoryTVCanada”

Tonight I am heading to a party celebrating the Season 2 premiere of “Museum Secrets” on History Television Canada.The point of the show is to reveal the stories of 6 irreplaceable treasures (in each episode). As an example they give the Mona Lisa, the Sistine Chapel, and the golden mask of King Tut. Museum Secrets probes familiar legends and assumptions, using cutting edge research and technology to investigate the unknown.

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January, 2012

Mississauga.com
“Prof sports ancient tattoos”

It’s a safe bet not too many students can boast a teacher who’s heavily tattooed. But then not many teachers have played in a rock band (as Dave Mazierski once did) or admit to being “a little crazy” (as Mazierski readily does).

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January, 2012

My life Untethered
“Returning to my roots”

Went to the launch party for Museum Secrets and had such a fantastic time. Aside from meeting all the wonderful people who work behind the scenes at Kensignton TV, it was so nice to be able to sit down with the Executive Producer Robert Lang as well as the Director David Langer, to talk about their travel experiences and what it was like to shoot in some of the most iconic Museums around the world.

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January, 2012

Toronto Teacher Mom
“Museum Secrets Season Two Premieres Tonight”

Tonight, tune in to History Television Canada for the Season Two premiere of the Kensington production Museum Secrets, an educational show which travels all over the world in search of the world’s greatest museums. The series is unique in that it tells of stories behind objects at museums that the history books don’t tell.

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Friday, February 25, 2011

The City Traveler.
“Rome: Secrets of the Vatican Museums.”

Currently airing on Canadian television, Museum Secrets reveals the surprising stories behind six of the world’s greatest museums. We asked Amanda Connon-Unda, a blogger for the show’s producer, Kensington Communications Inc., to share a few of the secrets uncovered at the Vatican Museums by directors Robert Lang and Rebecca Snow.

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Globe and Mail.
“TV: Five shows worth watching tonight.”

Sometimes the best shows really are simple ideas brought to fruition. This series tours the world’s greatest museums – the Louvre, London’s Natural History Museum, the Vatican Museums et al. – and tells the history behind each location’s most famous exhibits. Tonight, it’s the Metropolitan Museum in New York, where viewers hear the stories of Henry VIII’s unique armour and the Holy Grail. It’s a good way to save yourself costly admission prices.

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Rogers TV. Your World This Week.
Museum Secrets Segment

Friday, January 21, 2011

Boing Boing
“CT Scans of ancient baby Egyptian mummy.”

An ancient baby Egyptian mummy from the Royal Ontario Museum is CT scanned. Here’s a trailer from a cool new Canadian TV series called Museum Secrets.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Canada AM.
Museum Secrets Segment.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Toronto Star. Cover Story.
“The Babies the ROM Doesn’t Want You to See.”

Somewhere deep in the organized jungle of museum storage, Gayle Gibson leans against a long stretch of counter, cooing and fussing over a baby named Hor.

“Poor little fella,” says Gibson, an Egyptologist and teacher at the Royal Ontario Museum. She smiles parentally at the 2,000-year-old mummified infant resting in front of her.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

TV Guide.
“At The Museum.”

I’m a member of the Royal Ontario Museum. As such, I can drop by the place anytime to check out the dinosaurs, Native Canadian art, Asian antiquities and thousands of other items. And yet it took a TV show to get me access to the mysterious back rooms at the ROM.

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

National Post. Covered of the Arts and Life Section.
“Artifactual Facts.”

A museum can be the setting for exciting thrillers, and we’re not talking about the ones penned by Dan Brown. Museum Secrets, a six-part series on History Television, promises to uncover the mysteries and scandals of institutions such as the Vatican, the Louvre and Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum. “We find stories that people don’t know,” says producer Robert Lang, who travelled across the world to investigate prehistoric British cannibalism and the murder of a pharaoh. “Behind every object, there’s a great story to tell. In every museum, there are millions of objects.” Melissa Leong went behind the scenes with curators at the ROM to learn about three mysterious objects and their stories.

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Torontoist.
“ROM Secrets Revealed.”

We got a sneak peek at the Royal Ontario Museum’s treasure trove of undisplayed artefacts this week, ahead of a big reveal on a new TV show, Museum Secrets. If you think the exterior of the infamous Crystal is hard on the eyes, try looking past all the jagged edges to what’s inside the museum—deep inside the museum. It helps.

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Toronto Sun.
“A Light at the Museum”

Two Egyptian mummified babies have been stored away in a vault at the Royal Ontario Museum and the public has never seen them. But, that is about to change.

The ROM has partnered with the History Channel for a series called Museum Secrets which will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at hidden treasures.

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Global News.
Museum Secrets Segment.

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