Guiding Principles

  • Research, develop, and present cinematic content that educates, encourages discovery, and inspires
  • Be a premier international center for the enjoyment and exploration of film
  • Embrace a commitment to DEAI
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Photo by Joshua White, JWPictures/©Academy Museum Foundation

The Building

Built in Los Angeles, the movie capital of the world, the museum is housed in the renovated and expanded May Company building—now the Saban Building—on Wilshire Boulevard and a distinctive spherical addition designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano with Renzo Piano Building Workshop.

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