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Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will open its doors on September 30th, 2021

Aerial shot of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures (Academy Museum Foundation)

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Location Los Angeles, CA
Owner Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Completion 2021
GFA 300,000 ft² / 26,942 m²
Architect Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Fabricator Cinnabar Inc.
Exhibition Designer wHY Architecture
Exhibition Casework Zone Display Cases

Long-awaited by the cinema industry, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will be the largest film museum in the United States. The new museum of 300 000 square feet has been completed by the prized architect Renzo Piano will open its doors on September 30th, 2021 in Los Angeles, CA.

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Exterior Rendering (Renzo Piano Building Workshop/©Academy Museum Foundation/Image from L’Autre Image)

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, David Geffen Theater Exterior. Photo by Josh White (JWPictures/Academy Museum Foundation)

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Saban Building

Photo by Josh White (JWPictures/Academy Museum Foundation)

It is with great excitement that we are announcing to you that Zone Display Cases was selected to create the museum display cases for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

Individual object vitrines, which contain such iconic items as R2D2’s and C3PO’s costumes are lit simply by a single pin spot above each. Encounters gallery in stories of cinema (Academy Museum of Motion Pictures/WHY Architecture)

More than 130 Museum Display Cases

Zone Display Cases is highly devoted to achieving more than 130 custom-made museum display cases in multiples sizes and different forms.

Chaired by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the honorary organization behind the annual Academy Awards ceremony, the mandate included the manufacturing, designing, and installation of a variety of museum display cases that have met the highest conservation standards, including integrated lighting systems and enhanced security mechanisms. These showcases will be used to display loan and museum collection objects.

Animation gallery in Stories of Cinema (Academy Museum of Motion Pictures/WHY Architecture)

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures: Our Largest-Scale Project

This large-scale project is the biggest achievement to date for our Quebec company, which has been working in the field since 1985. We thank all our partners, suppliers and employees who have played a major role in the success of this mandate.

The “Wizard of Oz” gallery in “Stories of Cinema.” (Academy Museum of Motion Pictures/WHY Architecture)

Dorothy's slippers from the movie "The Wizard of Oz“

The ruby slippers are the magic pair of shoes worn by Dorothy Gale as played by Judy Garland in the 1939 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musical film The Wizard of Oz.

Citizen Kane vignette in "Stories of Cinema" (Academy Museum of Motion Pictures/WHY Architecture)

“Rosebud,” the wooden sled of Charles Foster Kane

Do your remember the famous sled from Citizen Kane? Rosebud is the name inscribed on a sleigh that Charles Foster Kane cherished as a child, thus sending the great man back to his memories of innocence and recklessness. Film buffs will be able to admire this famous artifact displayed in The “Citizen Kane” vignette in the core exhibition, “Stories of Cinema“.

Watch A Sneak Peek Inside The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures | Grand Opening on September 30, 2021

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