New Eastman House director plans touring exhibits

AP News
Posted: Oct 29, 2012 10:33 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The new director of the George Eastman House museum in Rochester has plans for major touring exhibits, collaboration with other museums and an expanded pool of online images.

Bruce Barnes tells the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle ( ) he's particularly interested in organizing a show on African-American photographers. He said he also wants to speed up the effort to put online digital images from Eastman House's unique photo collections.

Eastman House can exhibit only a small portion of its 500,000 photos and negatives at any given time.

The George Eastman House is the world's oldest museum dedicated to photography. It's renowned for its photograph and motion picture archives and is a leader in film preservation and photograph conservation.