Presentation Box, Statue, MTV Video Music Awards, blank

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Summary
This formal presentation box for a Music Television (MTV) "Moonman" statuette accompanies the trophy given during the music television network's annual Video Music Awards. When MTV began in 1981, the new network about music, attitude, mood, and motion showed as their station identification colorized film of the Apollo lunar astronauts planting an MTV flag accompanied by rock music played on electric guitar. The award statue, designed by Manhattan Design, which also created the MTV logo, reinterpretted that film clip as a three-dimensional awards statuette.
MTV Networks gave a blank Moonman award in this box to the Museum in 2007.
Credit Line
Gift of MTV Networks
Restrictions & Rights
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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Inventory Number
A20080039002
Designer
Manhattan Design
Country of Origin
United States of America
Materials
Cardboard
Coating
Synthetic
Textile
Dimensions
3-D (Overall): 34.6 × 24.4 × 16.5cm (1 ft. 1 5/8 in. × 9 5/8 in. × 6 1/2 in.)
3-D (Lid): 34.3 × 24.3 × 8.3cm (1 ft. 1 1/2 in. × 9 9/16 in. × 3 1/4 in.)
3-D (Bottom): 34.6 × 24.4 × 15.9cm (1 ft. 1 5/8 in. × 9 5/8 in. × 6 1/4 in.)
National Air and Space Museum
Type
AWARDS-Trophies