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Jim Henson Collection

AFA Collection - Jim Jarmusch Collection

The Jim Henson Collection contains the film work of Jim Henson (1936–1990) and the Jim Henson Company from the 1950s through the company’s recent productions. A rich historical record of a prolific artist’s genesis and development, the film collection, which first arrived at the Academy in 2007, comprises hundreds of items and dozens of titles, showcasing prints and various elements of popular and enduring films such as “The Muppet Movie” (1979), “The Dark Crystal” (1982) and “Labyrinth” (1986), early experimental works such as “Time Piece” (1965) and “Wheels That Go” (1967) and works for television such as the “Baker films” on Sesame Street. Henson’s lesser-known work, such as footage for “Cyclia,” a multi-media nightclub project Henson worked on in the late 1960s, is one of many rarities in the collection. The Henson Collection currently consists of over 300 items and continues to grow as new contributions are received from the company’s many ongoing projects.

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