Kerry Brougher, director of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures has said that the institution has formed its board of trustees, under the leadership of NBCUniversal Vice Chairman Ron Meyer.
Initially, plans for the new museum were spearheaded by the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
With the inaugural meeting Dec. 4 of the trustees, the new board which will continue to grow assumed responsibility as the governing body of the Academy Museum and will be responsible for overseeing the museum’s strategic vision, preserving the organization’s financial health, and assuring the fulfillment of its mission.
Established to be the world’s premier institution dedicated to the art and science of movies and movie making, the Academy Museum is scheduled to open in 2019 on Wilshire and Fairfax in the Museum Mile area of Los Angeles.
“The Academy Museum has already made great strides in raising funds, constructing the site, and developing the exhibition plans that will make this museum an essential destination for visitors and locals who love film,” said Meyer. “Now, with the formation of this board of trustees, we have real momentum. I couldn’t be more pleased by the talent we’ve gathered to oversee this great new institution,” he added.