The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment – also known as The MADE – has closed its doors at its current location in Oakland, California.
The closure is temporary as the museum looks for a new location. The nonprofit that runs The MADE posted a statement explaining the situation on Facebook:
Back in March, we shut our doors due to the COVID-19 crisis. This has been tough since we’re a museum which is mainly funded through admissions and memberships.
Recently, though, we’ve been unable to come to an agreement with our landlords, and we will have to move out of 3400 Broadway.
Our collection of over 40,000 games and systems will be moved into storage, safe and sound, until we can raise the funds to create the video game museum of our dreams.
This is an important institution for preserving the history of video games. Hopefully, they find a new and even better location in the near future. You’re always welcome in Chicago!