Walt Disney Archives at Museum of Science and Industry

Nicholas Vega, manager of collections and exhibits at the Museum of Science and Industry, talks about the Walt Disney Archives.
October 16, 2013 9:05:58 AM PDT
Nicholas Vega, manager of collections and exhibits at the Museum of Science and Industry, talks about the Treasures of the Disney Archives exhibit.

(PRESS RELEASE):

TREASURES OF THE DISNEY ARCHIVES OPENS AT MSI ON OCTOBER 16-THE DISNEY COMPANY'S 90th ANNIVERSARY

Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, presented by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, an exhibition which encompasses more than 300 artifacts from nine decades of Disney history, opens at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI) on October 16, 2013-the 90th anniversary of The Walt Disney Company.

T The exhibit showcases the creative accomplishments and innovations of one of Chicago's native sons, Walt Disney, and the ongoing legacy of the company that bears his name. From Mickey Mouse to Mary Poppins to Captain Jack Sparrow, the exhibition features many artifacts from a range of Disney time periods that have not been widely seen by the public-including drawings; props; costumes; artwork from classic Disney animation, theme park attractions, television shows and live action films; plus items from contemporary Disney milestones. The exhibit will run at MSI through May 4, 2014.

In addition to fascinating artifacts that are sure to stir childhood memories and be familiar icons, the exhibition will feature hands-on, interactive stations that will bring Disney technological breakthroughs in animation and motion pictures to life. Guests can try explore the technology behind the 53 animated Disney films and even learn the steps to drawing some favorite Disney characters in the "Animation Academy."

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