Academy Museum of Motion Pictures: Kerry Brougher leaves post as Director of the Academy Museum in Los Angeles – Named Founding Director by Museum Board.

Los Angeles, Calif. – The Museum of Motion Pictures announced today that Kerry Brougher will be leaving his position as Director of the Academy Museum to return to his roots in the art world.

“Kerry is a friend and a highly respected colleague. He has been at the helm of this project for the last five years, and has put in place strong teams that well position us to move ahead together.” stated Katharine DeShaw,
Deputy Director, Advancement and External Relations in an email to supporters of the museum’s progress.

“In recognition of his leadership, vision, and committed service, the Museum Board has named him Founding Director,” DeShaw stated.

The Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles is in the process of completion sometime in early or late 2020. Photo/Motion Picture Museum.

“It has been a privilege for me to work with the Museum’s Board of Trustees, the great Renzo Piano, my colleagues, and of course you – our good friends and supporters, with whom we are creating this unprecedented Museum. We are just weeks away from completing construction of the buildings, ending the first phase of this project, and our collection has grown substantially. Many of the exhibitions, including Miyazaki and Regeneration, will be the first of their kind. I’m very proud of the work done by our amazing team. Now is the right time for me to pass the baton.” – Kerry Brougher

The Museum of Motion Pictures announced today that Kerry Brougher, will be leaving his position as Director of the Academy Museum to return to his roots in the art world. The Academy will be keeping followers of the museum’s progress informed of the Museum’s ongoing momentum as the search for a new director begins. Photo/Motion Picture Academy.


DeShaw noted that The Museum Board will work closely with the Museum’s senior team to ensure a smooth transition as the search for a new director gets under way. “Our primary goal remains to create the best possible motion picture museum for you.”

A Note from Kerry:
“It has been a privilege for me to work with the Museum’s Board of Trustees, the great Renzo Piano, my colleagues, and of course you – our good friends and supporters, with whom we are creating this unprecedented Museum. We are just weeks away from completing construction of the buildings, ending the first phase of this project, and our collection has grown substantially. Many of the exhibitions, including Miyazaki and Regeneration, will be the first of their kind. I’m very proud of the work done by our amazing team. Now is the right time for me to pass the baton.”

The Academy will be keeping followers of the museum’s progress informed of the Museum’s ongoing momentum.

Kerry Brougher, right, during a panel presentation about the concept and progress of the Academy Museum, with actress Laura Dern and architect Renzo Piano in 2017. Photo/Margie Anne Clark/Los Angeles Life and Style

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