The Museum of the Moving Image Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Jim Henson Exhibit

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The Museum of the Moving Image Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Jim Henson Exhibit

The Museum of the Moving Image Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Jim Henson Exhibit

I have to say I was a little shocked to find out about The Museum of the Moving Image’s new Kickstarter campaign.  You would think a name like Jim Henson would warrant at least someone to donate the money themselves.   I find it hard to believe that the Museum had to resort to Kickstarter.    Nevertheless the museum is asking fans of Jim Henson’s Muppets to help pay for an exhibition featuring original puppets of beloved characters like Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog. The Museum of the Moving Image in New York City has launched a Kickstarter campaign seeking $40,000 to help preserve the puppets for posterity.

“Jim Henson’s work has meant so much to so many people, myself included,” actor Neil Patrick Harris says in a video on the Kickstarter page. “His humor and inventiveness have inspired people to find their own creative voices.”

The museum based in Queens owns hundreds of Jim Henson puppets and props which were donated by the late Henson’s family in 2013.  Jim Henson died in 1990.   Jim Henson’s Creature Shop began back in 1979 and now the museum’s staff is working on efforts to carry on his work.   Curator Barbara Miller said the museum has never turned to crowdfunding before but it made sense for the Muppet exhibit “because the community of fans is so active”. She said: “This is one element of an effort to cross the finish line for fundraising.”

Here’s the link to the campaign:  MOMI Jim Henson

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