Museum Plans To Build A Muppet Gallery

NEW YORK (May 22, 2013)—The family of Muppet creator Jim Henson's family is donating about 400 Muppets, costumes, props and other items to the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City.

The museum plans to build a new gallery to house the contributions and the city is chipping in $2.75 million toward the $5 million project.

The donation also includes objects from other shows and films on which Henson worked, including "''Fraggle Rock" and "The Dark Crystal."

The new exhibit is expected to open in 2014.

The 1984 film "The Muppets Take Manhattan" depicted the fuzzy crew striving to stage a Broadway musical.

The museum is marking its 25th year.

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