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About

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George Eastman's historic mansion
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George Eastman and Thomas Edison
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Boy looking at a camera display
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Film screening in the Dryden Theatre
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Guests look at film reels from the collection
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Curator discussing a photograph on view
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Visitors participate in a historic process workshop

The George Eastman Museum is located in Rochester, New York, on the estate of George Eastman, the pioneer of popular photography and motion picture film. Founded in 1947 as an independent nonprofit institution, it is the world’s oldest photography museum and one of the oldest film archives. The museum holds unparalleled collections—encompassing several million objects—in the fields of photography, cinema, and photographic and cinematographic technology, and photographically illustrated books. The institution is also a longtime leader in film preservation and photographic conservation.

There is always something new and different to engage, educate, or entertain you at the Eastman Museum:

The George Eastman Museum is a member of the Association of Art Museum Directors, is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, and is a member of the International Federation of Film Archives.

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