George Eastman Museum Collections Now Available Online

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our visit to u.s. niagara fallsThe George Eastman Museum has launched a new platform that allows public online access to more than 250,000 objects from its collections.

Objects from the museum’s photography, technology, and George Eastman Legacy collections are now searchable, and more objects from the museum’s  holdings are being added on an ongoing basis. Objects from the moving image collection are expected to become accessible in the coming months.

Although not everything in the George Eastman Museum’s collection is available online, more than a quarter of a million objects are currently searchable by artist, collection, classification, and date. New objects from the collection are being added to the database on a weekly basis.

The museum recently announced a grant award of $148,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, to support the cataloging and digitizing of the museum’s Gabriel Cromer collection. Donated to the museum by Eastman Kodak Company, this is considered the most important collection of early French photography outside of France. The Gabriel Cromer collection is expected to be fully accessible online by 2019.

The museum’s online collection database is available here.

Photo: “Our Visit To U.S. Niagara” 1927 courtesy George Eastman Museum Collection.

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  1. John LaBarre

    Just looked at the site and see no place that one can search by subject. I then looked at a few of the areas under the advanced search and many of the photos did not come up. I went to the recreation area and its so bland on subject matter that I do not know why these photos were picked. One was titled “4 rubber washers” It seems like they picked the worst photos to start with. I do not think I will ever go back.


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