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Atlanta Puppetry Museum Amasses Entire Jim Henson Collection

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The Atlanta Center for Puppetry Arts has just announced that they’ve received the entire collection of Jim Henson‘s puppets. In order to house the more than 700 pieces they plan to display, they’re adding an entire new wing, which should be open to the public in 2012. It should be super cool and we’re already trying to come up with some excuse for why we’ll need to be in Atlanta five years from now. Here’s some:

A Kermit the Frog puppet is already on display at the museum. Other exhibits from the larger collection will be shown at the museum on a rotating basis until the new space opens.

The exhibition will also include character animation technology and experimental films such as the Oscar-nominated Time Piece.

Henson, who died in 1990, officially opened the museum 29 years ago with Kermit the Frog. The pair attended its 10-year anniversary in 1988.

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