Back in 2012, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences had announced that they had found the perfect location for their Academy Museum. The home of this museums ended up being a few feet away from the Los Angeles County Museum of Arts, better known as LACMA.
Some people are concerned with the idea of having the Academy Museum being neighbors with LACMA because it could potentially hurt the funding of the museum. The fear is that donors will stop donating to LACMA by switching their donations direction to the Academy Museum.
According to Los Angeles Times, Michael Govan, director of LACMA completely disagrees, instead he believes this will benefit both museums. Govan said this would benefit Los Angeles in many ways.
“That is critical mass. The largest film museum in the world and the largest art museum in the western U.S. We’re bending toward each other programmatically. The idea is that, in the middle of Los Angeles, the big cultural offering is art and film. No one else has that.”
Los Angeles will be opening the museum later in 2017.