Film equipment from the collection
© Corinne de Korver
On the display tables you’ll find the most wonderful cinema devices from our collection, demonstrating significant moments in the history of cinema.
There is a Mitchell – one of the 35mm cameras used to shoot lots of big Hollywood films. There’s a mutoscope showing Charlie Chaplin’s The Waiter. A magic lantern that makes large projections of transparent images – the real precursor to the film projector. And there’s the Kinamo, an extremely compact camera with which filmmaking pioneer Joris Ivens shot his famous documentary De brug (The Bridge).
Together, these tell the story of the quest by passionate inventors and visionaries to record moving images, depth, colour and sound.
What is Film?
The film equipment from the collection is part of the permanent exhibition ‘What is Film?’.Read more