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Focus 45: Paolo Cherchi Usai, The Color of Nitrate

Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ 12:0014:00

The Eastman Museum holds a vast collection of original nitrate film frames, originally owned by Italian film historian Davide Turconi. These 24,000 samples came from the archive of Josef Joye, a Jesuit priest in Switzerland who had collected early films from about 1900 to 1915. The story of these unique documents in the history of cinema is a moral tale on the adventures and perils of film preservation. Learn about the collection at this talk by Paolo Cherchi Usai, senior curator, Moving Image Department.

[source: George Eastman Museum, 2017-Nov-6]


Saturday, November 11, 2017
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George Eastman Museum (formerly George Eastman House)
900 East Ave.
Rochester, New York 14607 United States
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