News Release: The George Eastman Museum enhances online offerings with Eastman Museum at Home
The George Eastman Museum enhances online offerings with Eastman Museum at Home
The virtual experiences allow visitors to discover photography, film, and the legacy of George Eastman from home
>>Rochester, N.Y., April 1, 2020—The George Eastman Museum may be temporarily closed, but the museum is still offering its audiences around the world an opportunity to explore collections and educational offerings. The museum officially launched Eastman Museum at Home, a repository for activities, online resources, tutorials, and tours to keep people engaged in learning about photography, film, and the legacy of George Eastman.
Eastman Museum at Home encourages visitors to create their own moving images with hands-on-activities for all ages; explore more than 250,000 objects in the museum’s online collection; take virtual tours the historic mansion and gardens, the conservation lab, and the technology collection; and learn about George Eastman through the museum’s mobile tour. The Eastman Museum’s social media channels are great resources for online learning and are updated on a regular basis with links to new activities to experience at home. In addition to the museum’s Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook platforms, YouTube is home to the museum’s historic photographic process video series, the Dryden Theatre Recommends series of introductions for films available on streaming services, and past artist talks and curator lectures. Listen to audio from past exhibitions on SoundCloud.
Audiences have the opportunity to experience live tours of the exhibitions as well. This Friday, April 3 at 1:00 p.m., Technology Curator Todd Gustavson will give a live virtual tour of the Kodak cameras in the History of Photography Gallery. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions during the presentation. To register for the free tour, visit eastman.org.
For more information about Eastman at Home or other online resources, visit eastman.org.
Support the George Eastman Museum
This is a critical time for museums across the globe. The George Eastman Museum encourages individuals to visit eastman.org/support if you are able to contribute to the museum’s Annual Fund at this time. Donations of all amounts are appreciated. The unrestricted dollars that membership and annual fund gifts provide are essential to the museum's operations, and the exhibitions and public programs that bring our collections to life for our audiences. And as with all of our community's cultural organizations, these dollars have never been more critical.
About the George Eastman Museum
Founded in 1947, the George Eastman Museum is the world’s oldest photography museum and one of the largest film archives in the United States, located on the National Historic Landmark estate of entrepreneur and philanthropist George Eastman, the pioneer of popular photography. Its holdings comprise more than 400,000 photographs, 28,000 motion picture films, the world’s preeminent collection of photographic and cinematographic technology, one of the leading libraries of books related to photography and cinema, and extensive holdings of documents and other objects related to George Eastman. As a research and teaching institution, the Eastman Museum has an active publishing program and, through its two joint master’s degree programs with the University of Rochester, makes critical contributions to the fields of film preservation and of photographic preservation and collection management. For more information, visit eastman.org.