In 1998, documentary filmmaker Robert Drew and his associates attend the Museum of Tolerance.
Stop motion animated short film.
A first-person tour through the private collection of Ronald Grant and Martin Humphries in Britain with their curator Anna.
A researcher at Chicago's Natural History Museum returns from South America with some crates containing his findings. When the crates arrive at the museum without the owner there appears to be very little inside. However, police discover gruesome murders on the cargo ship that brought the crates to the US and then another murder in the museum itself.
A companion documentary which recounts the re-opening of the Picasso Museum in Paris, the largest public collection of artist's work in the world. Come behind the scenes and witness all the preparations leading to the reopening of this Museum.
This animated short features a night watchman who, with his dog Fang, discovers that museums are not just a collection of dusty old artefacts. With humour, the film shows how the past is very much alive and connected to our present.
A short Emmy award-winning animation promoting New York's newly renovated Museum of Modern Art.
Documentary short by Jürgen Böttcher.
This sixty-minute documentary produced by WPBS-DT features a comprehensive look at both antique boats and the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, NY. The prosperity of the late 1800$s recognized the expansion of railroad service in the 1000 Islands, bringing city dwellers seeking the serenity and beauty of this pristine environment.
Two of the world’s most original filmmakers, identical twins Stephen and Timothy Quay have been creating their unique blend of puppetry and stop-motion animation for nearly 30 years and have spawned an enormous cult following. The Quays display a passion for detail, a breathtaking command of color and texture, and an uncanny use of focus and camera movement that make their films unique and instantly recognizable. Best known for their classic 1986 film STREET OF CROCODILES -- which filmmaker Terry Gilliam recently selected as one of the ten best animated films of all time -- they are masters of miniaturization and on their tiny sets have created an unforgettable world, suggestive of a landscape of long-repressed childhood dreams.
Stevie Ray Vaughan: Live at the Wax Museum Nightclub in 1983.
The criminal library, dubbed the “Red Museum”, is a police facility that stores the investigation materials and evidence of major crimes where the statute of limitations has run out. Its director Saeko Hiiro is impassive and not good at communicating with people. One day, Satoshi Terada of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s First Investigative Division is assigned to be Saeko’s subordinate. Although he is bewildered by Saeko’s dispassionate demeanor, Terada starts to organize the data which is the primary responsibility of the museum. He encounters a traffic accident on the way to collect evidence. A truck has hit someone. When Terada rushes over, the victim utters the mysterious words “25 years ago... murder swap” and breathes his last. Once Saeko hears this, she declares a reinvestigation.
Live performance with 16mm projectors (a traumatoscopic presentation). In the museum a world of possibilities presents itself to the open and focused mind. An immense number of scenes can be created to appease even the wildest of imaginations. With the help of the Traumatoscope the following test will guide you through the most common scenarios you will encounter and give you the tools you will need to persevere in your mission to create a new museum of mankind.
A couple become unwilling accomplices in sex and murder.
Two millennia ago, a Lybian king has a basilisk (snake-shaped dragon), which petrifies people, subjected to the same fate with a golden scepter during a solar eclipse. Both these and several victims are dug up by modern archaeologist Harrison 'Harry' McColl's expedition. Despite a cryptic warning from tribal locals, everything goes to his Colorado university's museum. It's all exhibited during another eclipse, which leads to the monster reviving. Harry and some of his friends must try to petrify the monster again.
A porcelain doll’s explorations of a dreamer’s imagination.
A great video directed by the award winning director Athina Rachel Tsangari and narrated by Willem Dafoe about the history and the importance of the Museum Benaki.
An experimental short documenting physical spaces and everyday life of Deerhunter/Atlas Sound frontman, Bradford Cox. Directed by Grant Singer and commissioned by Riot of Perfume magazine in conjunction with MoMA PS1.
Sci-fi spoof performed with Barbie dolls and action figures.