George Lucas Wants To Build a Museum To House His Private Collection

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You might think you have trouble figuring out where to store and display your collection of geeky stuff, but George Lucas has so much stuff that he wants to build a museum to house it all. He recently submitted a proposal to the Presidio of San Francisco to build it. The estimated cost is between $250 and $300 million but Lucas says he can cover the cost for the whole project.

The Lucas Cultural Arts Museum will be a center highlighting populist art from some of the great illustrators of the last 150 years through today’s digital art used to create animated and live-action movies, visual effects, props and sketches. They’re all united by their ability to capture our shared cultural story—from Rockwell’s pencil sketches to computer generated moving images. More than just exhibiting illustration and technological innovation, this cross-section of art can help to describe and define our culture—its past, present, and future. It provides a unique way to see what’s emotionally important to us as a society and how we communicate those feelings without words. The best way to truly understand art is to experience it.

According to Reuters, the museum would “include five galleries, ranging in size from 4,500 to 8,500 square feet, a 200-seat theater and a 75-seat lecture hall”. It would also feature breathtaking views of the Bay, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge.

It sounds like an amazing personal collection and if the project is approved it’ll be one we all get to enjoy. And yes, we are guessing that there will probably be plenty of Star Wars stuff in the collection too.

(SFGate and Reuters via Laughing Squid)

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