About the Academy

Margaret Herrick Library
Margaret Herrick Library Academy Film Archive Sci-Tech Council members Public Programming Educational Activities

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world's preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema.

Although best known for its annual Oscar telecast, the Academy is involved in a wide array of education, outreach, preservation and research activities. The Academy's major non-Awards activities and facilities include:

Margaret Herrick Library

The Academy's renowned library has one of the world's most extensive and comprehensive research collections on the subject of motion pictures.

Academy Film Archive

Dedicated to the preservation and study of motion pictures, the Archive collects, restores, documents and provides research access to films.

Science and Technology Council

The Science and Technology Council provides a forum for technological cooperation within the entertainment industry, sponsors publications and educational activities, and preserves the history of motion picture science and technology.

Public Programming

The Academy presents a busy year-round calendar of film retrospectives, lecture series and exhibitions.

Educational and Outreach Activities

The Academy provides financial grants to film-related organizations and institutions, educates high school students about the crafts of filmmaking, and encourages and recognizes the achievements of future filmmakers.

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Scheduled to open in 2017, the Academy is building the world's premier movie museum in the heart of Los Angeles. For more information on the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

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