Tour and Explore 36 Exciting and Diverse Museums – From the Ellis Island Immigration Museum to the California Surf Museum

Arlington, Va. – October 23, 2012 – Today, PBS Distribution released a seven-disc DVD set highlighting 36 of the best GREAT MUSEUMS episodes. Explore the world of museums with this award-winning documentary series, dedicated to opening the doors of our nation’s museums to millions of viewers.

Go behind the scenes to a museum vault, an art restoration lab, or an archaeological dig with stars of the museum world – the museum curators, scientists, historians, collectors and conservators who make our museums come alive.

This seven-disc compilation of “Great Museums” documentaries, with a run-time of 1,350 minutes, includes interviews, on-location shoots, archival footage and more, debuts on DVD October 23, 2012 with a suggested retail price of $79.99.

To purchase the Great Museums Television DVD set, please visit the Great Museums page on ShopPBS.org.

About PBS Distribution
PBS Distribution is the leading media distributor for the public television community, both domestically and internationally.  Jointly owned by PBS (Arlington, VA) and WGBH (Boston, MA), PBS Distribution extends the reach of public television programs beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system and our production partners. 

PBS Distribution offers a diverse range of programming to our customers, including Ken Burns’s films (Prohibition, The National Parks, The War, Baseball, Jazz), documentaries from award-winning series NOVA (The Elegant Universe, Origins), FRONTLINE (God in America, Bush’s War, Growing Up Online), and American Experience (Freedom Riders, We Shall Remain), dramas from Masterpiece (Downton Abbey, Jane Eyre, Inspector Lewis), films from independent producers (Easy Yoga for Arthritis, The Buddha, The Story of India, Carrier, Journey into Buddhism, I.O.U.S.A.), and popular children’s programming from Dinosaur Train, Super Why!, WordGirl, Cyberchase, Martha Speaks, and Arthur.  As a multi-channel distributor, PBS Distribution pursues wholesale/retail sales, consumer and educational sales through PBS- branded catalogs and online shops, and international broadcast and video sales. PBS distribution is also a leader in offering programming through digital platforms including the internet, mobile, and web-connected television.

About Great Museums Television
GREAT MUSEUMS is an award-winning television series, executive produced by Marc & Chesney Doyle, celebrating the museum world—in the U.S. and abroad. The series opens the doors of museums to millions of viewers through public television, new media and community outreach with the goal of “curating a community of learners.” GREAT MUSEUMS is underwritten by the Eureka Foundation, a private 501(c)(3) foundation established to promote the educational power of television and new media.

GREAT MUSEUMS
Street Date: October 23, 2012
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 1,350 Minutes on 7 Discs
SRP: $79.99
Format: DVD

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