Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is a museum in Los Angeles, California constructed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), which is devoted to the history, science, and cultural impact of the film industry. It is the first large-scale museum of its kind in the United States.[2][3] The museum is located in the historic May Company Building on the intersection Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue,[1] part of Museum Row on the Miracle Mile.

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
The Saban Building, a restored 1939 Streamline Moderne May Company building (2021)
Location6067 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California
United States
Coordinates34°3′48″N 118°21′39″W
TypeMotion picture history
Collection sizeover 13 million objects
DirectorBill Kramer (since 2019)
ArchitectRenzo Piano
Kulapat Yantrasast[1]
OwnerAcademy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Public transit access D Line  Wilshire/Fairfax (2024)
Bus interchange 20 Bus interchange 720
The Sphere at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in March 2021.

Originally expected to open in 2020, its completion and opening was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[3] The museum eventually opened to selected celebrity guests on September 25, 2021,[4] and to the general public on September 30.[5][6]

On Thursday, July 14, the museum voluntarily recognized Academy Museum Workers United as the bargaining representative for 160 of its employees.[7]

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