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Preserving Jim Henson’s Legacy: Perspectives on Four Collections

May 4, 2020

On April 25, 2020, MoMI hosted a conversation with representatives from four institutions that house collections relating to the work of Jim Henson. The hour-long event, presented live online and featuring images of objects from each collection, offered rare, behind-the-scenes insight into the work involved in ensuring Henson’s legacy for generations to come.

Participants include: Karen Falk, Archives Director at The Jim Henson Company ( and Vice President of the Jim Henson Legacy (Moderator) • Barbara Miller, Director of Curatorial Affairs, Museum of the Moving Image • Jill Nash Malool, Museum Director, Center for Puppetry Arts ( • Ryan Lintelman, Curator of the Entertainment Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution (

Discover The Jim Henson Exhibition at Museum of the Moving Image. A traveling version of the exhibition is making stops at venues around the United States.


Discussions with creative figures in film, television, and digital media—formerly the Pinewood Dialogues—made possible with a generous grant from the Pannonia Foundation.