Mock-up of the proposed museum in Exposition Park.Image: Vogue Mock-up of the proposed museum in Exposition Park.
Image: Vogue

The plan has been put into action after Lucas abandoned the planned Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, which was set to open in Chicago, after a battle with conservationists.

The Lucas Museum will house the film-maker's personal collection that includes 10 000 paintings and illustrations by American artists Norman Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth, illustration artist Robert Crumb as well as European artists Edgar Degas and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

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Both Michael Govan, the director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Kerry Brougher, the director of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures supported the Lucas Museum during a meeting with the Los Angeles county board of supervisors last November.

Lucas will donate around $1 billion to the museum.

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