It was an exciting day for our young Burton Tour Guides yesterday as they got to meet Tim Burton and take a special tour through his exhibition prior to the official opening on Thursday.
The eight lucky youngsters (ranging in age from 9 to 17) all created video applications displaying their knowledge and passion for Burton’s films and art and were selected from more than 70 applicants (watch their winning videos here).
Yesterday, they undertook the first part of their training. Furnished with video and stills cameras to record the experience, they took a special tour through the exhibition space with one of the curators of the MoMA exhibition, Ron Magliozzi.
Ron provided them with personal insights about the exhibition and Burton’s artistic development, sharing his knowledge of Burton’s work and giving them tips on how to conduct a great tour.
He also provided additional information about the differences between the MoMA and ACMI exhibitions, including that the original MoMA exhibition did not feature clips from Burton’s films.
Then it was off to a private audience with Tim Burton, where the tour guides got to ask questions and discover Tim’s motivation and inspiration for many of the works he has created.
The Burton Tour Guides will each be conducting a public tour through the exhibtion once it opens – stay tuned for dates!