Starting on Thursday 6 February a new six-part OU/BBC series “Secrets of the Museum” begins on BBC Two at 8pm.
Inside every museum is a hidden world, and now, cameras have been allowed behind the scenes at the world-famous Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Only a small part of the two million wonders in the collection are on display to the public. But in this new series, we go behind closed doors to explore all the treasures of art, design and performance the museum has to offer.
We follow experts and conservators at work in this treasure trove of the nation’s favourite objects, as they breathe new life into fragile marvels, uncover hidden stories, and battle to keep the past alive.
The series was commissioned by Broadcast and Partnerships and was produced with the support of FASS. The OU Nominated Academics are Dr Clare Taylor and Dr Leon Wainwright, and the Media Fellow is Dr Alison Penn.
OpenLearn also has extensive content in connection with the series subject areas; watch the V&A’s skilled curators share an exclusive behind the scenes perspective of life at the museum and try your hand at curating priceless artefacts yourself.