Famous works from the top professionals in the make-up field will be on display, as well as works from special make-up effects studios, rare photo collections and movie memorabilia. There is often an unprecedented collection of works from make-up history.
The curator for the 2013 museum will be Adrian Rigby, who took over from longtime curator Cliff Wallace in 2012. He will be assisted by make-up effects artist Robb Crafer.
A former postman for the United Kingdom’s Royal Mail, Rigby trained as a make-up artist in 1995 at Preston College in Lancashire. After taking one of Nick Dudman's short prosthetic make-up courses, Rigby got a job on Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in 2001.
He continued to work for Dudman as a prosthetic make-up artist and wigmaker, through the final Harry Potter films. More recent work includes War Horse and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Rigby recently finished work for Mark Coulier’s Coulier Creatures, doing prosthetic make-up applications for the TV show Merlin. He also spent six months working on the upcoming zombie film World War Z.
Below: Museum pieces from IMATS London 2011 and 2010. Photos by Nick Wall.