The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures has become a reality day by day. This is especially with Renzo Piano a well known architect being behind it. 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. The Museum is crafted and designed in line with the arts and culture of L.A. The Academy Museum is meant to enclose the 1000 seat Geffen Theater. The Academy Museum is designed for movie premieres, performances, screenings, and many other events. It is also expected to have a viewing platform that is spacious to have a great view of the 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 considered a work of restoration and not only a new construction. It provides an opportunity to honor the past and at the same time build for the future. Builders and designers are working hard to ensure 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. The interiors of the building has been lost ever since the start of the project. However, builders and restoration experts have worked hard towards recreating the iconic gold foil mosaic of the exterior of the building.
The Academy Museum is backed up by big names. It comes as no surprise because the building is being built by those who give out 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. Also, there are countless institutions from the world that are waiting in anticipation as the pieces start to mesh.
The Academy Museum provides something 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 great project since 2012. Fundraising efforts have been taking place for years. The construction is almost coming to a close. The Museum is planned to be opened in mid-2019 if all goes as planned.