BBC Two have announced a second series of Secrets Of The Museum (6 x 60), following the response to the first series shown last year.
BBC audiences are invited into a hidden world: behind the scenes at the world famous museum of art, design and performance, the V&A. The series forms part of the BBC’s Culture In Quarantine initiative, bringing arts and culture into the homes of the nation under lockdown.
Home to over 2.3 million objects that span over 5,000 years of human ingenuity, the V&A’s collection spans fashion to photography, sculpture to ceramics, architecture to theatre and performance. Series two of Secrets Of The Museum will reveal more of the objects and their fascinating stories, as well as some hidden gems not on display. The series will follow the work of the curators, conservators and technicians, whose job is to preserve and care for priceless objects on behalf of us all.
Accompanying the V&A’s specialist teams, Secrets Of The Museum will reveal the tricks of their trade: the painstaking craftsmanship and expertise involved in conserving, cleaning, loaning, acquiring and displaying some of the museum’s two million amazing objects.
Emma Cahusac, Commissioner for BBC Arts, says: “Secrets Of The Museum offers audiences the opportunity to explore the V&A, one of the world’s landmark museums of art, design and performance, at a time when sadly the doors are closed to the public.
"As we begin the year under lockdown I am proud that Culture In Quarantine continues to give our viewers access to culture, with this new series of Secrets Of The Museum revealing more about the objects and the people who care for them.”