Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Academy and LACMA Plan Movie Museum

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted yesterday to open a film museum in the former May Company building at Wilshire and Fairfax.

The building will be leased from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which is located nearby. LACMA will offer "guidance" to the Academy.

The New York Times reports the museum could be open in three to five years.

Hopefully this new museum will also help ensure the continuation of LACMA's troubled film program, which this summer acquired a new curator, Elvis Mitchell.


Blogger VP81955 said...

Ideally, this museum would be closer to Hollywood, in particular on the site that AMPAS had bought to house it. But the economic doldrums we've been in since 2008 have made fundraising for building it next to impossible, so this is the next best thing -- and it's not that far from Hollywood. If only this had taken place before Debbie Reynolds' memorabilia collection had been broken up (part 2 comes later this year)...

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