TVO’s new commissioned series Museum Diaries is a family viewing adventure that offers unprecedented access to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), one of Canada’s largest museums. Airing Tuesdays at 7:30pm for six weeks beginning February 25, each episode mixes science, history and intrigue with educational segments led by the ROM’s team of professional curators, technicians and other experts.
A renowned museum with nearly 40 galleries and six million treasured artifacts and specimens, each episode takes viewers on a journey of exploration, discovering various departments.
The six-part series includes:
Fakes & Frauds Exposed airing February 25 – Follows the ROM’s curators and technicians from the World Cultures department as they utilize the latest technology to research the pedigree of every piece that is exhibited.
Borneo Bound airing March 4 – Follows a team of curators and technicians as they plan, prep and embark on a six-week massive research expedition to the rain forests of the Gunung Mulu Mountains in Borneo.
DNA Dissected airing March 11 – Follows a group of Curators as they use DNA research to discover groundbreaking facts about the evolution of species.
Dinos ReDiscovered airing March 18 – Embarks on a stunning journey following ROM Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, David Evans, and his team on an exploration in the field to the Alberta badlands to discover treasures from 65 million years ago.
Raja Deen Dayal Revealed airing March 25 – Follows the ROM’s Senior Curator, South Asian Art, Deepali Dewan, as she leads her team to plan, prep and launch an exhibit of the famous photographs of Raja Deen Dayal (personal photographer to India’s Royalty in the late 1800s).
Ancient Egypt Mummified airing April 1 – Follows Rae Ostman, the Managing Director of the ROM’s Centre for Ancient Cultures, and Kiron Mukherjee, ROMKids Studio Assistant, as they plan, prep and execute an Ancient Egypt Weekend at the ROM.
Where to Find TVO Cable – channel 2 (may vary in some areas), Rogers TV HD – channel 580, Bell Fibe TV HD – channel 1209, Bell Fibe TV SD – channel 209, Bell TV – channel 265, Shaw Direct HD – channel 39, Shaw Direct SD – channel 353
For more info www.rom.on.ca.