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.
To schedule a visit to one of our collection archives or study centers or the Richard and Ronay Menschel Library, click the Research Appointments link below. Please note: The Department of Photography is currently closed to individual researchers and class visits so that our staff may focus on a full inventory of our photography collection. We will reevaluate this closure at the end of 2022.
The library collection is searchable through the University of Rochester's 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.
Explore our Collections Online, 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.
The Technicolor Online Research Archive includes more than 40,000 documents ranging in date from 1914 to 1955—notes, journals, correspondence, film tests, technical drawings, and more—from the museum’s Technicolor collections.
Other resources and research assistance may be available. Please contact us for more information.