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Secrets of the Museum

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  • Series 2
  • Series 1

Behind the scenes at the Victoria and Albert museum is a hidden world. This six-part BBC Two series goes behind closed doors to follow the V&A’s experts, as they conserve and care for more than two million treasured objects.

Only a small part of the collection of this world-famous institution is on display to the public. But in Secrets of the Museum, we venture into the stores, to explore all the treasures of art, design and performance the museum has to offer.

The series follows curators and conservators at work, as they breathe new life into fragile marvels, uncover hidden stories, and battle to keep the past alive.

From Pumpie the Edwardian toy elephant, to Kylie Minogue’s dressing room, to the flags of Extinction Rebellion, the V&A is home to them all, and in this series we discover what it takes to preserve them, display them, and bring them to life – on behalf of all of us.