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Christie helps Academy Museum to shine a light on movies

GS Series 1DLP projectors used to highlight talent of Hayao Miyazaki and Jeffrey Katzenberg

Christie has announced that it is supporting the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures with projection and display technology and Professional Services. The Academy Museum is located in Los Angeles and opened to the public on September 30.

The Academy Museum’s inaugural exhibitions include Stories of Cinema and The Oscars Experience, and Christie GS Series 1DLP projectors are being used to augment the retrospective of legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki in the Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg Gallery. This is the Academy Museum’s inaugural temporary exhibition and features more than 300 objects, including storyboards, posters and character designs, throughout the seven sections of the retrospective.

“Side by side with original drawings and storyboards, Christie projectors bring Hayao Miyazaki’s films to life in our galleries,” said Brendan Connell Jr., COO and general counsel at the Academy Museum. “The Academy Museum is so grateful to Christie for its generous support of this much anticipated debut exhibition.”

Steve Capling, director, enterprise marketing, Christie, added: “As a company with deep roots in cinema– from 35mm film and digital cinema projectors to our new RGB pure laser cinema projectors, as well as two Academy Awards for Technical Achievement – Christie’s history is intertwined with Hollywood. That’s why we’re thrilled to support the Academy Museum with Christie technology and services to help tell the story of moviemaking.”

Christie Professional Services has been engaged to proactively maintain the AV solutions throughout the Academy Museum with 24/7 technical support and rapid onsite field service. Professional Services is a trusted service provider, supporting integrators and their end-users globally with tailored service solutions for cinema, as well as giant screens and planetariums, theme parks and attractions, museums, science centres and government applications.

The 300,000 square foot campus of the Academy Museum is the largest institution in the US devoted to the arts, sciences, and artists of moviemaking. The Museum features exhibitions, programs, screenings and collections that advance the understanding, celebration and preservation of cinema across its seven floors, as well as iconic pieces of movie history including a model of the shark from Jaws, droids from Star Wars, and the Dude’s bathrobe from The Big Lebowski.