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The council heard from Lucas himself before voting 14-0 to approve the museum's construction.

Construction of the Los Angeles museum is expected to start as early as this year with completion slated for 2021.

The museum will be located in Exposition Park, near the University of Southern California, where Lucas earned a degree in film in the 1960s.

The museum will house Lucas and Hobson's personal art collection, as well as Star Wars memorabilia and other movie set pieces.

Exhibits will include some classic Star Wars items.

'Thank you so much to George Lucas and Mellody Hobson for bringing this vision of creativity.to inspire generations to come to be creators and to seize their dreams, ' Garcetti said in the council chambers before the vote. "That's where I learned movies". The Lucas Museum will stand above the ground on two legs, thus keeping most of the acreage in tact, and hopefully leaving a minimal footprint on what little ecology remains in that part of Los Angeles. The privately-funded project had Chicagoans fiercely divided when it broke cover in late 2015 for both its polarizing design from Ma Yansong of MAD Architects as well as its controversial proposed placement on Chicago's supposedly "forever open, clear, and free" lakefront. That's where I learned my craft.

"We'll have 'Indiana Jones, ' we'll have 'Lord of the Rings.' We're going to have a lot of movies, not just my movies", Lucas said in 2014 when attempting to lure Chicago to host the museum. The museum's website says to think about the collection in three themes: The history of narrative art, the art of cinema, and digital art. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas took the podium as well, noting that the Lucas Museum would bring approximately 759 direct and indirect jobs to the area.

He said "The whole point of this museum is to stimulate the imagination ... to open eyes to the possibilities of creating art".

It will feature all forms of narrative storytelling, said the museum's president, Don Bacigalupi.

Its directors claim they will change the way people see museums with their cutting-edge technology, educational opportunities for all ages, and daily film screenings.


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