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Founded in 1947, the George Eastman Museum is the world’s oldest photography museum and one of the largest film archives in the United States, located on the historic Rochester estate of entrepreneur and philanthropist George Eastman, the pioneer of popular photography. Its holdings comprise more than 450,000 photographs; 28,000 motion picture films; the world’s preeminent collection of photographic and cinematographic technology; one of the leading libraries of books related to photography and cinema; and extensive holdings of documents and other objects related to George Eastman. As a research and teaching institution, the Eastman Museum has an active publishing program and makes critical contributions in the fields of film preservation and photographic conservation.

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Michael Douglas donates personal film collection to the George Eastman Museum

Rochester, N.Y., March 31, 2016—Academy Award winner and George Eastman Award recipient Michael Douglas is donating his personal collection of 35mm and 16mm prints to the George Eastman Museum. Douglas’s collection consists of 37 film prints, including more than thirty titles that star or were produced by Douglas over the course of his career.

Visit Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, and Yosemite at the George Eastman Museum this summer

Rochester, N.Y., March 10, 2016—To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the formation of the National Park Service, the George Eastman Museum presents Photography and America’s National Parks, an exhibition exploring the role of photography in the development of the parks and in shaping our perception and understanding of these landscapes. The exhibition will be on view from June 4 through October 2, 2016

Lorna Bieber: Fabrications to open at the George Eastman Museum on February 27

Rochester, N.Y., February 25, 2016—For more than twenty years, artist Lorna Bieber has made the world of reproduced photographic images the subject of her work. On February 27, the George Eastman Museum will premiere Bieber’s newest creation, Tapestry (2015) as part of the exhibition Fabrications, organized by the museum. Lorna Bieber: Fabrications will be on view through June 5.

The George Eastman Museum partners with Google Cultural Institute to celebrate Black History Month

Rochester, N.Y., February 10, 2016—Earlier this month, the George Eastman Museum launched an online exhibition of 44 photographs as part of the Google Cultural Institute’s celebration of Black History Month. Thanks to this initiative, users around the world can access the exhibition in just a few clicks at 

Film critic Jack Garner shares his 2016 Academy Awards predictions at the George Eastman Museum on February 22

Rochester, N.Y., February 10, 2016—Join Democrat and Chronicle entertainment columnist and former Gannett News Service film critic Jack Garner as he reviews the 2016 Academy Awards nominees, and reveals his predictions for the winners, on Monday, February 22 at 6 p.m. in the Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman Museum. 

The George Eastman Museum partners with the Geva Theatre Center to bring To Kill a Mockingbird to the big screen

Rochester, N.Y,. February 9, 2016—The Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman Museum will be screening To Kill a Mockingbird (Robert Mulligan, US 1962) on Friday, February 12 at 8 p.m. The award-winning film, starring Gregory Peck, is based on the novel by Harper Lee, and will be screened in conjunction with the stage production of To Kill a Mockingbird at the Geva Theatre Center beginning February 20. 

Spring comes early to the George Eastman Museum with annual Dutch Connection floral display

Rochester, N.Y., January 28, 2016—The George Eastman Museum presents virtual springtime, with the annual Dutch Connection floral display, on view Friday, February 12, through Sunday, February 28. This colorful two-week display will feature thousands of flowering bulbs, displayed throughout the historic mansion.

George Eastman Museum announces new board members

Rochester, N.Y., January 1, 2016—The George Eastman Museum has announced the appointment of nine new board members since April 2015. H.C. Digby Clements, Kevin E. Glazer, Jeffrey Korchek, and Steven Sasson joined the board in April, followed by Richard Grosbard, Michael J. Cooney, Esq., and Paul Burgett, PhD, in July.  The most recent appointments of Kenneth Frederick and Christine Symchych were confirmed at the museum’s board meeting in October. 

National Endowment for the Arts Awards $20,000 to the George Eastman Museum

Rochester, N.Y., December 8, 2015—The George Eastman Museum has received a grant award of $20,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for the museum’s preservation of Highlights and Shadows (US 1937), a film by James Sibley Watson Jr. Today, the NEA announced awards totaling more than $27.6 million in its first funding round of fiscal year 2016, including this Art Works award to the Eastman Museum.