The Kuhn Collection
The Museum of Science Fiction would like to gratefully acknowledge the support and generosity of
Kurt Kuhn and the Kuhn Family for donating their collection and bringing our our latest physical exhibition to Washington, DC area. Beginning on Month, day, 2019, the six-month exhibition will feature a stunning array of studio scale and filming miniature science fiction models.
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The Kuhn Collection
The model collection of Kurt Kuhn, founder and owner of Modeler's Miniatures & Magic, will be donated to the Museum of Science Fiction, beginning with a full scale replica of the USS Enterprise from Star Trek: The Motion Picture. This model will be put on public display for the first time ever at the Museum's annual convention, Escape Velocity, in May 2019.
"This is the beginning of a museum," said Kuhn. "I believe it's the first ever studio scale replica of the model used in the shooting of the 1979 film, celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. After all of the work we've put into it, I can't wait for the world to see it for the first time ever at EV 2019."
Kurt Kuhn began model building at an early age and credits the original Star Trek television series for his love of science fiction. He has built hundreds of models and props in his lifetime, many of them studio scale and near identical replicas to what was used on set during filming.
The Museum of Science fiction would like to thank and convey our deepest appreciation to the Kuhn Family, the exhibition sponsors, and the Museum exhibition team that were responsible for making this project possible:
Hal Davis and Jerry Vanek, SmithGroupJJR
Jonathan Spencer, General Counsel
Charles Hildebrandt, Production Counsel
Kevin Reid, Digital Communities
Nico Pandi, Public Relations
Rachel Frederick, Curator
Alexandre Carvalho, CIO, mobile software development
Lou Delmaso, Graphics
R. Paul Stimers, K&L Gates
Keith Jodoin, Sapling Pictures