Dolby Laboratories is to provide a $7m gift for audiovisual technology in the Academy Museum Of Motion Pictures’ theatres and has committed an additional $5m to the Academy Museum’s capital campaign.

In recognition of the gift, the Academy will name the Museum’s rooftop terrace the Dolby Family Terrace.  

The Academy Museum has been designed by Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali and will be located next to the Los Angeles County Museum Of Art.

The 290,000-plus square ft site is scheduled to open in 2017 and will contain galleries, exhibition spaces, theatres, educational areas and special event spaces.