Treasures of the World casts masterworks of art and nature in the starring roles of some of the most engaging stories of history. Featuring treasures valued beyond price, the television series traces the growing fame of these cultural icons as they brush up against the events and personalities of their time: tales of mishap and madness, inspiration and intrigue, devotion and discovery.
The stories weave dramatized events with evocative archival images and insights from collectors and curators. Each of these great treasures is a masterpiece of singular beauty and artistry; each has shaped aesthetic sensibilities or epitomized the achievements of an era. Six treasures are presented in three one-hour programs.