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Museum of the Moving Image Major Expansion Underway

To accommodate its major construction project, Museum of the Moving Image is closed to the public. The renovated and expanded Museum will re-open in early 2011.

The Museum building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A completely new entrance is a highlight of the Leeser Architecture design.

The project will nearly double the size of the Museum, and includes:

Complete renovation of the first floor of the existing building
Creation of a landscaped courtyard for warm weather screenings and events
264-seat film theater
68-seat screening room
Galleries for changing exhibitions of digital interactive art
New lobby, bookstore, and café
Education Center features: Dedicated Student Entrance, Orientation Amphitheater, Digital Learning Suite including two media labs, Seminar Room, Experimental Production Studio
The facility will be energy efficient, LEED silver-certified, and fully accessible to people with disabilities
The architect is Thomas Leeser, internationally recognized for incorporating new media into his projects

The Museum maintains the nation’s largest and most comprehensive collection of artifacts relating to the art, history, and technology of the moving image—one of the most important collections of its kind in the world. Begun at the Museum’s inception in 1981, today the collection numbers approximately 125,000 artifacts.

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