Research Resources

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The George Eastman Museum offers researchers, students, and scholars the opportunity to study primary source materials from our unparalleled collections, as well as secondary sources related to the history, technology, art, and practice of photography and moving images. Collection archives and study centers, including the Richard and Ronay Menschel Library, are open by appointment for on-site research. The library collection is searchable through the University of Rochester's Voyager catalog. The museum offers online access to finding aids for primary resources housed in its collections. A small selection of finding aids is currently available, and more will be added to the website on an ongoing basis. 

The Eastman Museum is committed to making its collections publicly accessible online. We recently launched a new online collection database with searchable information on more than 250,000 objects in our photography, technology, and George Eastman Legacy collections. We are currently in the process of making our cinema collection accessible online. New objects will be added on an ongoing basis. 

Other resources and research assistance may be available. Please contact us for more information.