The George Eastman Museum is located in Rochester, New York, on the estate of George Eastman, the pioneer of popular photography and motion picture film. Founded in 1947 as an independent nonprofit institution, it is the world’s oldest photography museum and one of the oldest film archives. The museum holds unparalleled collections—encompassing several million objects—in the fields of photography, cinema, and photographic and cinematographic technology, and photographically illustrated books. The institution is also a longtime leader in film preservation and photographic conservation. The mission of the George Eastman Museum, as an educational institution, has three interrelated goals: Provide leadership in the fields of photography and cinema; Preserve and develop our world-class collections related to photography and cinema, as well as George Eastman’s estate, a National Historic Landmark; and Serve our communities, in Greater Rochester and elsewhere.