Affiliate Groups

Rochester Collector's Circle

The Circle is a dynamic group of Museum members from the greater Rochester area who enjoy expanding their knowledge of the world of photography while playing an active role in supporting the world-renowned photography collection at George Eastman House. Members of the Collector's Circle are privy to personal tours of exhibitions and galleries at the Museum and other regional institutions, as well as studio and gallery visits with photographers, dealers and collectors. Collector's Circle members also have enhanced access to the Museum's professional staff - all leading authorities in the collecting, conservation and display of photographs. In addition, members gain opportunities to add to their own collections through special programs at the Museum.

Membership in the Rochester Collector's Circle is open to any member of George Eastman House. Annual dues are $250.

New York City Collectors Club

The New York City-based George Eastman House Collectors Club, under chairman Alan L. Paris, is the museum's first affiliate group located outside of Rochester. The New York City Collectors Club focuses on all aspects of photographic arts, via educational seminars with artists, collectors, dealers, curators, and conservationists. The club meets formally four times annually, with one of the meetings focusing on acquisition choices for the George Eastman House Photography Collection. In addition to quarterly meetings, Club members are invited to studio visits with some of the most renowned photographers of our time.

George Eastman House is this country's oldest museum of photography, as well as the world's largest museum of photography and film. The Photography Collection at George Eastman House includes more than 400,000 photographs and negatives dating from the invention of photography to the present day. The collection - from daguerreotypes to digital - embraces numerous landmark processes, objects of great rarity, and monuments of art history that trace the evolution of the medium as a technology, as a means of scientific and historical documentation, and as one of the most potent and accessible means of personal expression of the modern era.

Annual dues for the New York City-based George Eastman House Collectors Club are $400, with 90 percent of that fee applied to an acquisition fund. Becoming a member of the New York City Collectors Club provides you with a national/international membership to George Eastman House, discounted admission to associate museums, and exclusive offers on photographic reprints, photogravures, and other items.

Canadian Friends of George Eastman House

The Museum is presently in the process of establishing the Canadian Friends of George Eastman House. Once incorporated as a registered nonprofit charity in Canada, this member-based group will host quarterly meetings in Toronto. For more information on a start date for this affiliate, or on how you can be involved in the creation of Canadian Friends, please contact the Museum's Development Office at (585) 271-3361, ext. 214, or email membership@geh.org.

Dryden Film Society

The Dryden Film Society is dedicated to the preservation and proper presentation of motion pictures.

Membership in the Dryden Film Society provides opportunities to directly participate in the one of the nation's most important motion picture archives through:

Invitations to private receptions with Visiting Artists Invitations to private screenings for Dryden Film Society members Curatorial tours of the Motion Picture Archives Privileged access to the curators of the Motion Picture Department Making significant contributions to film preservation activities and capital needs of the Dryden Theatre, with funds raised through membership dues.

Membership in the Dryden Film Society is open to any member of George Eastman House. Annual dues are $200.

Affiliate Group Contact

Pamela Reed Sanchez
Director of Development, George Eastman House
(585) 271–3361 ext. 384
Email Pamela






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