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The Wonders of Museums

Expand your horizons with The Wonders of Museums

The Wonders of Museums is an eight part series profiling museums in seven international cities: Taipei, Taichung, Singapore, Okinawa, Kyoto, Berlin, and Belfast. Audiences both young and old will enjoy an unforgettable journey through these family friendly exhibits. This season includes: The Berlin Museum of Natural History, The Titanic Museum in Northern Ireland, The Kyoto Railway Museum, The Churaumi Aquarium in Okinawa, The Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, The Singapore Zoo, The National Taiwan Museum, and The National Museum of Natural Science in Taichung.

While The Wonders of Museums features world-class destinations, each travel documentary is also infused with the educational merits of each institution. These include painstaking efforts to uncover human history and to document the course of human evolution (Natural History Museum); the human ingenuity that utilized the railway, a marvel of the Industrial Revolution, to expand our perceptions and experiences (Railway Museum); a reminder that technological advancement will never overcome the interventions of Mother Nature (Titanic Museum); an exploration of how renewable energy inspired the construction of a virtual garden and a cityscape more beautiful than even nature intended (Gardens at the Bay); and how humans can truly live in harmony with the natural world (Singapore Zoo and Churaumi Aquarium).

Why choose these eight locations from the many museums worldwide? What is it about these collections and their behind the scenes construction that mystifies visitors? What is the secret behind their innovative approach to harness the joy of learning? Would you believe that these museums are also important hubs for researchers? Do you know how to distinguish true dinosaur fossils from a replica? Why does a natural history museum need taxidermy? Why is the Titanic such a memorable disaster? What is the imaginative design behind an open concept zoo? How do you display flourishing Japanese railway culture in a museum? How does a man-made garden harness renewable energy to become more environmentally friendly? What’s the use of a pollen sample database? What does the appearance of both the many visible and invisible insects living in our homes mean for us?

The Wonders of Museums will reintroduce audiences to museums on a journey through the mystifying splendor of the unknown. This program is sure to provide a fresh perspective as we explore a familiar institution through new vantage points.

  • Theresa Chieh Teng
  • Chieh Jen Chu
  • Theresa Chieh Teng
  • Hsiang Han Wang
    Key Cast
  • Pei Liu
    Key Cast
  • Yung Kuang Liang
  • Chieh Ren Chu
  • Chia Chi Shen
  • Tsung Kun Chou
    Background Music
  • Hsiang Han Wang
  • Pei Liu
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    children, education, science
  • Runtime:
    26 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 10, 2018
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  • 2019 KIDS FIRST! Film Festival

    United States
    July 1, 2019
Director Biography - Theresa Chieh Teng, Chieh Jen Chu

(Theresa) Chieh Teng:
(Theresa) Chieh Teng has been an award-winning producer and writer for Public Television Service in Taiwan for more than 20 years. Her works include children’s programs, documentaries, mini-series and single dramas. In order to get permission to film the Berlin Natural History Museum, she has corresponded with the museum authorities with many letters before the shooting trip began in May 27, 2018. Impressed by the hospitality she received from all the museums she has contacted, she is currently working on The Wonders of Museums 2nd Season with confidence.

Chieh Jen Chu:
Chieh Jen Chu has been a free-lance TV director for more than 20 years. His works include children’s programs, documentaries and short films. He is a loving father of two teen girls and he enjoys been a dedicated director and video editor because he loves to tell stories with images. Chieh Jen Chu’s works have won awards at home in Taiwan and from Singapore, Japan and the United States.

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