Make-up Museum

The Make-up Museum showcases famous works from film, television and advertising, created by make-up industry leaders. The museum often features rare photo collections, movie memorabilia and pieces from special make-up effects studios. Past contributors have included the Stan Winston Studio, Mike Hill, W.M. Creations, Creative Character, KNB EFX Group, the Chiodo Bros., Creature Effects and many others. The museum is your chance to see make-up history up close.

Los Angeles

Mike McCarty curated the 2016 and 2017 IMATS Los Angeles Make-up Museums. He has worked on movies including Sin City, Hostel; The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe; GrindhouseThe Mist and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

He was assisted by Adrian Rigby and Nick Wiinikka.

Contact Michael Key at if you are interested in exhibiting at the 2018 Los Angeles museum.


New York

Craig Lindberg’s journey as a make-up artist began with the countless horror films and comedies he saw growing up. Lindberg became one of Last Looks Makeup Academy’s first students, and is now an instructor there. His credits include Saturday Night Live, The Knick, Boardwalk Empire, Lincoln, Noah and The Magnificent Seven. He is a two-time Emmy nominee.

Contact Craig Lindberg via email at if you are interested in exhibiting at the 2018 New York museum.


Adrian Rigby curated the 2016 and 2017 IMATS London Make-up Museums. 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 as a prosthetic make-up artist and wigmaker through the final Harry Potter films. His recent work includes Doctor Who, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Game of Thrones, The Legend of Tarzan and Morgan. He is currently working on Star Wars: Episode VIII.

Contact Adrian Rigby via email at if you are interested in exhibiting at the 2018 London museum.


Gideon Hay curated the 2016 and 2017 IMATS Vancouver Make-up Museums. He has worked on TV series, movies, stop-motion and CG animation projects, public art, prototype toys and maquettes. A few career highlights include working on Deep Rising, episodes of The X-Files, Stargate, the second and third X-Men movies, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, the second and third Night at the Museum films, Snakes on a Plane and Slither. Hay works as a freelance sculptor and teaches sculpture in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Contact Gideon Hay via email at if you are interested in exhibiting at the 2018 Vancouver museum.


Ian Morse curated the 2016 and 2017 IMATS Toronto Make-up Museums. He is an instructor at College of Makeup Art & Design with 28 years of experience in sculpting, moldmaking and prosthetics. His work can be seen in films such as The Little Shop of Horrors, Saving Private Ryan, The League of Extraordinary Gentleman, 28 Weeks Later, Alexander, Hellboy II: The Golden Army and War Horse.

Contact Ian Morse via email at if you are interested in exhibiting at the 2018 Toronto museum.


Toby Sells is an Atlanta-based special make-up effects artist with over 25 years in the film and television industry.  His company, Toby Sells Creature Makeup FX Shop, has provided make-up effects, prosthetics, dental prosthetics and custom prosthetic props for the entertainment industry since his arrival to Atlanta in 2000. His credits as make-up effects designer and make-up effects artist for both his company and other companies include: Eastbound & Down, The Vampire Diaries, Zombieland, Good Time, Wanderlust, Blue Ruin, The Walking Dead, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Crazies, Halt and Catch Fire.

Contact Toby Sells via email at if you are interested in exhibiting at the 2018 Atlanta museum. 



Highlights from past Make-up Museum displays