The George Eastman Museum is located on the estate of George Eastman, the pioneer of popular photography and motion picture film.
Founded in 1947, it is the world’s oldest photography museum and one of the oldest film archives. The unparalleled collections encompass several million objects in the fields of photography, cinema, and photographic and cinematographic technology, and photographically illustrated books.
Year round, at least three temporary exhibitions on photography and cinema are up at all times in the main exhibition galleries, the Project Gallery for contemporary works, the History of Photography Gallery, and on the second floor of the mansion.
Original furnishings, careful reproductions, and the beautifully restored landscape provide a glimpse into the life of one of the greatest American innovators and entertainers in the first decades of the 20th century.
Photographs invite the viewer to ponder life and death as intricately interwoven phenomena