The expert in silent and African-American cinema who will direct the Oscar Museum

The Museum of the Academy of Hollywood, better known as the Museum of the Oscars, has put the historian and expert on silent and African-American cinema Jacqueline Stewart at the forefront.

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07 July 2022 Thursday 05:03
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The expert in silent and African-American cinema who will direct the Oscar Museum

The Museum of the Academy of Hollywood, better known as the Museum of the Oscars, has put the historian and expert on silent and African-American cinema Jacqueline Stewart at the forefront.

The appointment comes after the museum's previous president, Bill Kramer, was appointed as the new head of the Hollywood Academy.

Stewart, the new president, has worked as a consultant specializing in African-American and silent films for the Library of Congress of the United States, has served as a presenter on movie channels such as Turner Classic Movies and has commissioned a number of exhibitions at the museum.

"Our ambition in opening the Academy Museum was to provide Los Angeles and the world with an unprecedented institution for understanding and appreciating the history and culture of cinema, in all its artistic splendor and its power to reflect and influence society" Stewart said in a statement.

The Hollywood Academy thus closes a restructuring that began after the resignation of Dawn Hudson, the woman who has led the Academy for more than a decade. It also had to deal with the appearance of television platforms like Netflix, capable of dealing with traditional studios.

Inaugurated last fall in Los Angeles in a 28,000-square-meter building, the center has a large permanent exhibition dedicated to the history and evolution of cinema, as well as temporary exhibitions on personalities such as Pedro Almodóvar.

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