Founded in 1935 as the Film Library, this department's collection now includes more than 22,000 films and four million film stills; the strongest international film collection in the United States, it incorporates all periods and genres. Among the holdings are original negatives of the Biograph and Edison companies, and the world's largest collection of D. W. Griffith films. The film collection is stored in the Museum's Celeste Bartos Film Preservation Center, a state-of-the-art facility that opened in June 1996.
Online Exhibitions and Projects
- First Nations/First Features
- Tim Burton
- Aernout Mik
- Agnès Varda
- Rainer Werner Fassbinder
- Alfred Hitchcock
- A Retrospective Look at Johan van der Keuken
- Stir-Fry: A Video Curator's Dispatches from China
- Internyet A Video Curator's Dispatches from Russian and Ukraine
- dot.jp: A Curator's Japan Diary
- Doug Aitken Sleepwalkers
- Dalí: Painting and Film
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