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Eye manages approximately 56,000 unique posters from different countries and periods. Posters were usually made to promote films, but they can also be important in themselves. Eye collects and presents posters with artistic or film historical value.

Affiche van Cinema Parisien uit 1909, ontworpen door Julien 't Felt

The focus is on the collection of Dutch posters, but Eye also possesses foreign posters of Dutch films. For instance, we have unique designs from post-war Poland, the Czech Republic and Cuba, where especially beautiful posters were made between 1945 and 1965.

Newly acquired posters are registered on arrival, after which they are photographed and digitized. Eye keeps the posters lying flat in acid-free archival boxes, at a controlled temperature and humidity.

Affichegallerij in Eye
© Martin Hogeboom

On view in Eye is a changing selection that reflects the regular programming.

Poster gallery
Inside the Eye Study
© Paul van Riel

Digitized photos, posters, movie stills can be browsed in the Eye Study.

Visit the Eye Study