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Research Appointments


The George Eastman Museum is temporarily closed to the public until further notice, in response to the national emergency.

We are closely monitoring the evolving situation regarding COVID-19. For more information, please visit eastman.org/health-safety.

The museum may have closed its doors to the public during this period, but we are committed to helping you discover photography, film, and the legacy of George Eastman in any way we can.

Visit Eastman Museum at Home for activities, videos, tutorials and more relating to the museum’s collections. 

Planning Your Future Research Appointment

For information about collections related research and to schedule an appointment, please contact the department of interest. If you have general research questions or are unsure which department fits your needs, please contact our Stephanie Hofner, Research Facilitator, at shofner@eastman.org.

Researchers and the public may access the collections on-site by making an appointment with the respective department(s). The library and all study centers and archives are accessible by appointment only. See hours and contact information below.

Gannett Foundation Photographic Study Center
​Wed​nesday–Friday, 10 a​.​m​.–​12​ p​.​m​​., 1–4 p.m.​
photostudycenter@eastman.org or fill out a research request form.
(585) 327-4870

Moving Image Study Center
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
stills@eastman.org (for Stills, Posters, and Paper Collection inquiries)

Technology Collection
Wednesday–Friday, 10 a.m.–12 p.m., 1–4 p.m.
techstudycenter@eastman.org or fill out a research request form
(585) 327-4968

George Eastman Legacy Archive and Study Center
Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–12 p.m., 1–5 p.m.
gesc@eastman.org or fill out a research request form.
(585) 327-4854

Richard and Ronay Menschel Library
Tuesday–Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
(585) 327-4881
The Richard and Ronay Menschel Library is a non-circulating research and reference library. Materials must remain on-site.