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    Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Virtual Tour

    Take an exclusive virtual tour of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures before it opens to the public.

    About this Event

    You are invited to the SMPTE Hollywood Zoom on Thursday 4/1/2021 at 6 PM PT to see an exclusive fly-through of the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, scheduled to open on September 30, 2021. Barbara Turman, Director of Planned Giving for the Academy Museum, is excited to share this behind the scenes look, including some of her own on-site personal pictures. With that, please know that what you will see and hear is off the record and confidential.

    There are only 500 tickets available - reserve your spot today!

    During the event, we will learn details of the opening exhibitions, interesting architectural details about the buildings and more. The Academy Museum is the largest institution in the United States devoted to the arts, sciences, and artists of moviemaking. The museum advances the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, the museum's campus contains the restored and revitalized historic Saban Building—formerly known as the May Company building (1939)—and a soaring spherical addition. Together, these buildings contain 50,000 square feet of exhibition spaces, two state-of-the-art theaters, an education studio, restaurant, retail store, and beautiful public spaces. The museum opens to the public on September 30, 2021.

    Anthony Magliocco, life member, and former Secretary-Treasurer of SMPTE Hollywood, helped put this program together. Barbara Turman is a fellow alumnus of Temple University. “I was blown away after Barbara shared this fly-through presentation of the new museum. I knew we had to get this for our Hollywood Section,” said Anthony. This museum will be nothing like you have ever experienced. After seeing the presentation I had to become a member, I hope you will also.

    About the Speaker

    Barbara Turman, Director of Planned Giving at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, attended Emerson College and is a graduate of Temple University’s Radio-TV-Film program. She began her career working for Castle Rock Entertainment at the corporate level then as a production accountant on Misery and City Slickers. She has more than twenty years of experience working in fundraising, mostly on the east coast in the field of education, including nine years at Cornell University. Prior to joining the Academy Museum, Barbara worked for Bill Nye at The Planetary Society in Pasadena. Fun fact, in college and the mid Nineties, Barbara had a broadcast radio engineering license and hosted Nightcap, a local public radio program she created for WCQS-FM in Asheville, North Carolina featuring jazz, blues and acoustic music.

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    Date And Time
    Thu, Apr 1, 2021, 6:00 PM PDT

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