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Academy Museum of Motion Pictures reveals exhibitions

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The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, set to open at the end of 2019, has revealed the exhibitions available to visitors on its opening.

Expected to attract 1 million visitors per year, the $388 million institution has received funding from the likes of Jeffrey Katzenberg ($10 million), Steven Spielberg ($10 million), David Geffen ($25 million) and the Dalian Wanda Group ($20 million).

On Tuesday, museum director Kerry Brougher announced his programming strategy.

The major exhibition will be a a 30,000-square-foot look at the artistic and scientific history of cinema. Told from the perspective of the filmmaker, the exhibition will tell the story starting from the late 1800s in France Galleries will include early female directors, international silent film, Soviet cinema, the Hollywood studio system and Indian independent film.

According to the New York Times, Brougher said he wants the museum to pay particular attention to diversity.

Temporary exhibitions will include a retrospective on Hayao Miyazaki, the Japanese animator and artist. The exhibition will be created in collaboration with Studio Ghibli.

“I wanted to open with something unexpected to establish this as a global museum,” Brougher told NY Times.

In 2020, this exhibition will be replaced by “Regeneration: Black Cinema 1900-1970,” looking at the underrecognized contribution of African-American filmmakers to American cinema.

The Academy Museum will also include One of the surviving pairs of ruby slippers from “The Wizard of Oz,” the typewriter used to write “Psycho,” and the doors to Rick’s Café Américain from “Casablanca.”

High-tech and interactive experiences are also hoped to draw in visitors – including “the Oscars experience,” the stargate corridor sequence from “2001: A Space Odyssey,” and daily film screenings.

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Michael Mander

Michael Mander

I am a journalist from Essex, England. I enjoy travelling, and love exploring attractions around the world. I graduated from Lancaster University in 2018. Twitter @michael_mander.

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