George Lucas to open $1 billion museum in LA

George Lucas is to open a new $1 billion (£825 million) art museum in Los Angeles.

The Star Wars creator’s Museum of Narrative Art will be located in the city’s Exposition Park, the LA Times reports.

The museum will feature Lucas’s personal collection of fine and popular art, as well as various Star Wars-related items such as the original Darth Vader mask. Lucas has said he will plough a total of $1 billion into the project, consisting of building casts, his own art collection and an endowment for future additions.

Lucas chose the LA location after weighing up a rival pitch from a location in San Francisco.