The George Eastman Museum is the world's premier venue for experiencing the extraordinary evolution of photography and cinema. Through unparalleled collections—encompassing several million objects—museum visitors have access to the photographs and motion pictures that have depicted and illuminated our world from the 19th Century until today. The cultural treasures these collections reflect are complemented by a technology collection that is second to none, representing the full spectrum of ways in which people have embraced light and chronicled their lives—from Daguerre to the digital imaging of today.
Fittingly, the museum is located on the historic estate of George Eastman, founder of the Eastman Kodak Company, and a pioneer of popular photography and motion picture film. The estate pays tribute the legacy of a man who successfully made photography accessible to the world while embodying the values of entrepreneurship and philanthropy in service to his community.
As stewards of this legacy, the Eastman Museum is prolific in the ways in which it shares its collections and expertise with the public, including:
· Innovative exhibitions in its galleries and throughout Mr. Eastman's historic mansion; and traveling exhibitions and institutional partnerships that extend the museum's reach to new audiences;
· A robust schedule of Dryden Theatre film screenings and the annual Nitrate Picture Show that draws visitors from around the world;
· Public programs featuring curatorial talks, visiting artists; and workshops that creatively engage participants in the exploration historic photographic processes—at the museum and beyond.
· Scholarly publications that interpret the museum's collections and exhibitions for our visitors and readers from across the globe;
· Graduate school programs in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management and the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation, training the next generation of museum and archive professionals.
The museum's collections—and the cultural heritage they hold—remain broadly available to the public thanks to the significant support provided by individuals, corporations, and foundations, and through grants provided by state and federal entities.
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