The Curator's Vault

"The Curator's Vault" (2014) is a documentary about automobile museums around the world. As the title suggests, it provides a behind-the-scenes look at the museums, which include the Porsche Museum in Germany and the Blackhawk Museum in California which is known for its collection of concept cars. Each episode showcases a different museum. The show also describes items related to cars, like the history of the gasoline pump.

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1 Season, 13 Episodes
November 22, 2014
Automotive, History
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Episodes

The Curator's Vault Full Episode Guide

  • The only museum located in an original factory and showroom from the 1930s. This is the legendary Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg, museum.

  • We visit the leading automotive museum in the Netherlands. Featuring some very unusual marks unique to Europe, such as the Spyker.

  • This is by far the most unique automobile museum in the US. Located on 90 acres, its literally a small village dedicated to Americas love of the motorcar.

  • Back to Germany, this time in Munich we tour the world of BMW. Located at the center of the BMW universe is this incredible display of cars dedicated to the legendary brand as well as that of Rolls Royce, now owned by the Bavarian Motor Works.

  • In Reno, Nevada is the formerly famed Harrah Collection. This was one of the most important collections in the world and the prime center of this collection is still on display here for all to enjoy.

  • If there is only one stop you have time for in Stuttgart, it must be the Mercedes Museum. The 9 story building the museum is housed in is a wonder to itself, costing over $1 Billion to build before the first exhibit was even installed.

  • Visit the Schlumpf Collection in France where perhaps the most important collection of true European "survivors" sit today.

  • Travel to Germany to see the amazing architecture of the Porsche Museum and learn about the legendary vehicles it houses.

  • Take a peek inside the vault while visiting the Petersen, a museum focused on the education of the present and historical aspects of cars in American life.

  • The Blackhawk Collection is a jewel box of color. Learn about some of the greatest concept cars designed while exploring the history of the gasoline pump.