Renzo Piano to design Movie Museum in Beverly Hills

The architect of The Shard in London, Renzo Piano, is teaming up with LA-based spf:architects to design a Movie Museum in Beverly Hills.

The project will transform a revered 1930s building, formerly a department store, into a museum on the history and future of movie-making.

It is sited on LA’s Museum Row, near  the Broad Contemporary Art Museum and the Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion.

The museum was commissioned by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, best known for awarding Oscars.

Piano added: “The Academy museum will take the visitor through the back door of cinema, behind the curtain, and into movie-making magic.”