Film posters are part of a film’s publicity package, yet they also have their own artistic and cultural-historical value. EYE collects and presents these posters from a film-historical and artistic angle.
EYE’s collection comprises around 60,000 posters from various countries and periods, with an emphasis on Dutch film posters. EYE’s holdings also include foreign posters made for Dutch films. Especially unique are the post-WWII designs from Poland, the Czech Republic and Cuba, where the design of film posters was a booming business, particularly between 1945 and 1965.
Upon arrival in the archive, posters are registered and checked for damage. For every film, a poster is photographed and digitalised. EYE stores the posters flat in acid-free archive boxes. These are kept in repositories at 18˚C and 50-55% humidity.
Viewing and ordering posters
Visitors to EYE’s library may consult the poster collection’s database. Professional users can order reproductions from the photograph and poster service. Posters can only be loaned out under museum conditions.