George Eastman Museum receives $249,935 grant to create new galleries

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) – George Eastman Museum received a $249,935 grant for their project to create galleries related to George Eastman and the history of photographic technology.

“Aligned with our strategic plan, this project will transform the experience of visiting the museum,” said Bruce Barnes, PhD, Ron and Donna Fielding Director of the George Eastman Museum. “Similar to historic houses across the nation, the Eastman Museum’s mansion faces the challenge of connecting contemporary, diverse, and technology-savvy audiences with an important figure from a different time. This project will also enable us to exhibit objects from our world-class collection of photographic equipment to present the history of photographic technology,”

The museum will undertake the renovation of 3,600 square feet of existing, unrestored mansion space, which will house these new exhibitions.

This project will enhance the museum’s ability to engage and serve the community, museum visitors of all ages, and visitors to Rochester.

The grant was provided by The Institute of Museum and Library Services, which is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s libraries and museums.