OMSI, Cartoon Network Announce Traveling Animation Museum
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) and Cartoon Network will partner to produce an international touring exhibit to illustrate the art of animation, the organizations said today.
Animation will be a 6,000-square-foot, highly interactive traveling exhibition bringing together art, math, science, and technology to illustrate the world of animation. It will showcase cartoon characters and original series from Cartoon Network.
The exhibit’s purpose is to show “the number of different skills involved in creating animation—from voice-acting and recording to computer programming and scoring, from screenwriting and storyboarding to sound-effects and editing,” according to Cartoon Network executive Dennis Adamovich. “OMSI’s unique exhibit will offer entire families a more complete understanding of it, and hopefully inspire young people to consider animation as a future career.”
The exhibit will feature six thematic areas featuring concepts important to the field of animation: History, Animation Studio, Art in Motion, Science Lab, Sound and Stage, and Cartoon Museum.
Following its world premiere at OMSI in Portland, Oregon, in October 2005, the exhibit will travel for approximately eight years.
[Source: Cartoon Network]