January 3, 2019 | Technology | No Comments
The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is becoming a reality slowly. This is especially with a renowned architect known as Renzo Piano being behind it. A budget of $388 million will help make the museum great. Below is what you need to know 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. Of the six floors, two of those will have a permanent collection of the film memorabilia. The other space will have constantly changing installations and exhibits. There will be halls that are set aside for dynamic interactive exhibits, lectures and smaller screening. There will also be a restaurant, a museum shop and an interactive education studio.
The Academy Museum is not only a new construction but a work of restoration. It offers an opportunity to honor past and build the future. Builders and designers are working hard to ensure restoration of the Old Mary Company Building. This is in order to have an accurate representation of the building’s original glory especially on the outside. The interior details of the building have been lost even before the beginning of the project. However, builders and restoration experts have worked hard towards recreating the iconic gold foil mosaic of the exterior of the building.
There are a lot of big names behind the Academy Museum. This is not a surprise considering that the building is built by people who give the Oscars. The board of trustees and names like Tom Hanks, Annette Bening and Bob Iger. Some of the big names on the board of trustees are Paramount Pictures CEO Jim Gianopulos, Fashion designer Diane von Furstenburg and others. Also, there are countless institutions from the world that are waiting in anticipation as the pieces start to mesh.
The Academy Museum provides a lot for everyone. The Academy Museum will have a lot to explore on film production, picture technology, ephemera, makeup and hairstyling, costume design and much more, the exhibit space of more than 50,000 square feet will make you lose track of time as you check the plenty of interactive exhibits.The Academy Museum will be opening son. It has been a project since 2012. For years, there have been fundraising efforts. The construction is almost coming to a close. The Museum is planned to be opened in mid-2019 if all goes as planned.