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In Focus: Machines of Memory

Friday, March 8, 2024, 1 p.m., Online

On August 5, 2021, the George Eastman Museum was awarded a major grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to support the project Machines of Memory: Cataloging and Digitizing the Cinematographic Equipment Collection. The collection consists of more than 1,400 objects that trace the invention, development and advancement of motion picture technology.

This virtual talk via Zoom will highlight the historically significant items from the collection, such as Edison Kinetoscope of 1894 (the world’s first 35mm motion picture viewer), the Lumière Cinématographe of 1895 (the world’s first 35mm motion picture camera and projector system), the Gaumont Elgéphone of 1906 (the world’s first 35mm sound synchronized motion picture projector), the Ciné Kodak (the world’s first 16mm motion picture system), and the Technicolor three strip motion picture camera from 1932.

Free; please register ahead of time for the Zoom link. 

In Focus: Machines of Memory

Recorded Zoom In Focus from 03/08/24

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