Tuesday, 23 December, 8:00pm
Billed as one of the greatest shows on earth, where else can you experience stories from every culture ever to inhabit the planet? All under one gigantic roof, it’s London’s history hot spot – the British Museum.
For the first time, led by the extraordinary people who work here, we go beyond the museum’s stately galleries to discover a labyrinth of millions of artefacts and to see new exhibitions in the making.
The BM is Britain’s second most popular visitor attraction, only Blackpool Pleasure Beach receives more visitors. It takes a 200-strong team to look after everyone, and this week they’re preparing for the Museum’s major blockbuster exhibition of the year.
A collection of 90 drawings by Michelangelo are being brought together in one place for the first time since they left the artist’s studio 400 years ago. Hugo Chapman, is suffering agonies. Will his show live up to the hype? Will it draw the crowds? And will there be the all important approval of the critics?
The Museum: Putting On A Blockbuster will be repeated on ABC2 – Sunday, January 04 at 7:00pm