If you’re ever in Astoria, Queens, NY, you’ll enjoy checking out the Museum of the Moving Image, with its 2011 expansion bringing the museum’s size to nearly 100,000 square feet, with new 68-seat screening room, doubled classroom facilities that host 60,000 students per year, and 267-seat theater.
The Museum of the Moving Image website is a great resource for film, visual and exhibitions research. The sections of the website that offer visual interest and information are Films+, Exhibitions, Education, and Collection. The curated programs of Film+ are interesting to review; you can read the descriptions and learn about some interesting films you might not have known about. Students may find it interesting and educational to visit the Exhibitions page to see what installations and exhibits the museum has put together, often combining media, and to read the essays about the exhibit. The Collection page features an extensive drop down menu of browsing search options of the museum's collections. Check out the Education page for some additional links to image resources. Collection Spotlight offers a more in– depth look at the museum’s holdings, often featuring stills, graphics, production sketches, and more.
Reviewed by FIDM Library Staff member Evan Carlson