The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is slowly becoming a reality. This is especially with the support of a renowned architect known as Renzo Piano. There is a $388 million budget meaning the museum is destined for greatness. Read on to know more about the Academy Museum.
You need to know that it is not just a museum. Los Angeles is known to live for the film industry. L.A’s arts and culture life is the inspiration behind the design and crafting of the Academy Museum. The Museum is expected to enclose the Geffen Theater 1000 seat. The Museum is designed for purposes of movie premiers, screening, performances and other events. It will also have a large viewing platform to view the surrounding Hollywood Hills. There will be two floors out of the six that will have permanent film memorabilia collection. The rest of the space will have installations and exhibits that are constantly changing. The Academy Museum will also set aside halls for smaller screening, lectures and dynamic interactive exhibits. There will be an interactive education studio, a museum shop and a restaurant where people of all ages and demographics get to see films from outside.
The Academy Museum is a work of restoration and not just a new construction. It provides an opportunity to honor the past and at the same time build for the future. Designers and builders are working hard to ensure that there is restoration of the Old Mary Company Building. This way you will get an accurate representation of the original glory of the building especially on the outside. Since before the start of the project, the interior details of the building have been lost. However, builders and restoration experts have worked hard towards recreating the iconic gold foil mosaic of the exterior of the building.
There are many big names backing the Academy Museum. It is no surprise that the building is built by those behind giving the Oscars. With the great board of trustees and names such as Bob Iger, Tom Hanks and Annette Bening being at the forefront of the fundraising efforts, it is rather obvious that the film industry is cheering the Academy Museum on. There are big names on the board of trustees like Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg and Paramount Pictures CEO Jim Gianopulos and others. There are also countless institutions from around the world that are waiting in excitement as the pieces begin to mesh.
The Academy Museum offers something for everyone. Visitors are expected to experience film creation from different new angles as they explore and learn more about film production.The Academy Museum is opening soon. It has been a great project since 2012. For years, there have been fundraising efforts. Construction is almost coming to an end The Museum is planned to be opened in mid-2019 if all goes as planned.