(Images form The Academy’s website)
The 95th Oscars Awards night is now over. More than the list of new winners, we got a new discovery about The Academy. Believe it or not, as one of the biggest award-giving bodies in the film industry, the organization actually owns a museum named The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures located in Los Angeles, California that is open for the public to visit.
Here, visitors can view a vast collection of film memorabilia throughout the years. And the best thing is, even those who are not residing or visiting L.A. can experience some of its best features. Thanks to technology, some of the exhibitions in The Academy Museum are available for virtual tours. These interactive shows will take visitors behind camera lenses to know more about the people behind some of the biggest films in history.
“The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is the world’s premier institution dedicated to the art and science of movies. Global in outlook and grounded in the unparalleled collections and expertise of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy Museum offers unparalleled exhibitions and programs illuminating the fascinating world of cinema,” the organization said in its website. “They are immersive and dynamic and tell the many stories of the movies—their art, technology, artists, history, and social impact—through a variety of diverse and engaging voices. The Academy Museum tells complete stories of moviemaking—celebratory, educational, and sometimes critical or uncomfortable.”
As of writing, some of the virtual shows available to view are “Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898-1971,” “Significant movie and moviemakers: Lourdes Portillo,” and “The path to cinema: Highlights from the Richard Balzer Collection.”
Apart from exhibits and shows, The Academy also holds different education, public, and film programs where people can sign up and learn from these. For this, interested individuals will fully benefit if they can visit the museum physically.
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