That little vid is made using some pretty standard software and a scan of a collection item. As Seb Chan said in his blog post about this:
These little 90 second videos are a very simple but effective way of ‘digital storytelling’ - something museums should be quite good at, being as they are, repositories of stories. The technology at work here is nothing more than a very high resolution original scan and a copy of the consumer-grade iMovie - something which, for us, is important to emphasise.
Good ideas trump expensive technology every time.