People Of The British Museum

On the occasion of its 250th birthday, Danny Danziger goes behind the scenes at the British Museum.

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01Mummies, Myths And Magic2003010620080331 (BBC7)
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Danny Danziger explores the wealth of treasures held in the vast collections.

Through the eyes of its employees, Danny Danziger explores the wealth of treasures held in the vast collections.

Danny Danziger explores the wealth of treasures held in the vast collections.

Danny Danzinger explores the wealth of treasure held at the British Museum through the eyes of the people that work there.

02Storehouse Of Knowledge2003010720080401 (BBC7)
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Danny Danziger visits the cuneiform tablet collection to meet Dr Irving Finkel.

Danny Danziger visits the cuneiform tablet collection to meet Dr Irving Finkel, who can decipher the ancient inscriptions.

The British Museum's Irvine Finkle is one of only 40 people in the world who understands cuneiform, script of ancient Babylon.

03Heavenly Houses2003010820080402 (BBC7)
20081112 (BBC7)
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Danny Danziger meets the long-serving curator of clocks and watches, David Thompson.

Danny Danziger meets the long-serving curator of clocks and watches, David Thompson, and tours the beautiful collections.

David Thompson, curator of clocks and watches at the British Museum, has worked there for 27 years and is fascinated by them.

04Art Of The Sword2003010920080403 (BBC7)
20081113 (BBC7)
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Assistant Paul Martin talks to Danny Danziger about the Japanese weaponry collection.

Danny Danziger meets assistant Paul Martin who talks about his dream job - looking after the Japanese weaponry collection.

Paul Martin reveals the story of how he got his dream job looking after Japanese swords at the British Museum.

05 LASTTreasure And Healing2003011020080404 (BBC7)
20081114 (BBC7)
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Danny Danziger visits the coin and medal collections, with a tea-tray sized Swedish coin.

Danny Danziger visits the coin and medal collections, with a Swedish coin the size of a tea-tray and millions of art prints.

Interesting museum exhibits - Swedish coins the size of a tea tray; Chinese bank notes, A4 size; plus 2 to 3 million art prints.