The world of Tim Burton, the exhibition at the National Cinema Museum in Turin

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The exhibition “The World of Tim Burton” will open on October 10th and will host drawings, sketches and documents from the career of the great Burbank director at the National Cinema Museum in Turin until April 7th 2024. On 11 October at 6.30pm, on the first day open to the public, Burton will hold a masterclass led by Piera Detassis and will receive the Stella della Mole Award in recognition of his visionary and innovative contribution to the history of cinema.


Pre-sales for Burton’s masterclass open on 27 September at 10am. The evening will then continue with a meeting with the public at the Cinema Massimo, during which the director will personally introduce one of his masterpieces, personally chosen by him. The World of Tim Burton exhibition is curated by Jenny He with Tim Burton Productions and will be open to the public starting October 11th.

“A dream that comes true”

“Hosting Tim Burton in Turin is a dream come true,” said Domenico De Gaetano, director of the National Cinema Museum of Turin. “The fantastic imagery of his films has accompanied our lives, from children to adults, and will wonderful to see how the colorful and extravagant world of Tim Burton will fit into the magical space of the Mole Antonelliana,” adds De Gaetano.

“For over 30 years he has won us over with his stories”

Even the president of the National Cinema Museum, Enzo Ghigo, expresses himself in enthusiastic tones. “Once again the National Cinema Museum pays homage to a great artist of international fame. With his great creativity and mastery he gave life to universal films, appreciated by all. For over 30 years he has conquered us with his stories, from Beetlejuice And Batman until the recent great success of Wednesdaythe second most-watched English-language Netflix series ever.”

An immersive exhibition that offers itself as an exclusive journey into the mind of a genius

“The World of Tim Burton” will be an immersive exhibition that offers itself as a one-way ticket for an exclusive journey into the mind of a genius. To quote the remake of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the 2015 film (directed by Tim Burton) entitled The Chocolate Factorythe ticket for this exhibition coincides with the legendary Golden Ticket, the golden ticket in Willy Wonka’s chocolate bars to enter his legendary factory.
In this case, Willy Wonka will be Burton himself, whose artistic production will be explored in the round and across the board. We will enter his world, his brilliant mind, the incredible imagination that he created in three decades.

Over 500 works will be part of the exhibition

The exhibition which will arrive in Turin in October will be divided into ten thematic sections and will present over 500 examples of original works of art. These are works that have never been seen before, or have been exhibited very rarely.

The corpus of the exhibition will cover Tim Burton’s entire career, from his beginnings to his most recent projects.
We will move from sketches to paintings, from drawings to photographs, up to examples of concept art, to storyboards, costumes, moving works, maquettes (sketches of advertisements), puppets and life-size sculptural installations.