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The Eye collection dates back to 1946, when the first predecessor of Eye was founded: the Nederlands Historisch Filmarchief. In 1952, this became the Dutch Filmmuseum, and since 2010 we are Eye Filmmuseum.

The oldest film in our collection dates back to 1896. However, we do not exclusively acquire and preserve films, but a range of different materials – from movie posters to projection equipment. The focus is on films and objects that say something about Dutch film culture; a copy of virtually all Dutch films that come out each year is included in the collection.

Eye Collection Centre exterior
© Ton Söder
Frame from Le dirigeable fantastique, Georges Méliès
Frame from Le dirigeable fantastique, Georges Méliès (1906)

Managing all these different materials involves all kinds of specializations. A film is stored under different archival conditions than a movie poster, so each of the depots has its own climate settings. Nearly all the depots today are in our new Collection Centre.

Jan Bot NFTs
Jan Bot NFTs

NFTs in Eye Shop

Since 2018, Jan Bot, Eye's first AI artist, has generated more than 25,000 short, poetic films that reflect on current events. Now the time has come to turn him off and take his artistic heritage into the next future: the crypto age. Help create an NFT collection for him and bring Jan Bot's life to an honourable end.

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View of the exterior of the Eye Collection Centre
© Luuk Kramer

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Asterweg 26
1031HP Amsterdam
020 5891411

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