EYE Film Institute Netherlands

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The EYE Film Institute Netherlands

EYE Film Institute Netherlands is located in the Overhoeks neighborhood of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. It includes a cinematography museum formerly called Filmmuseum, founded in 1952. Its predecessor was the Dutch Historic Film Archive, founded in 1946. The museum was situated in the Vondelparkpaviljoen since 1975, and in 2009, plans were announced for a new home for the museum on the northern bank of Amsterdam's waterfront. It was officially opened on April 4, 2012 by Queen Beatrix.[1][2][3]


EYE is dedicated to the preservation of heritage for future generations, both Dutch films and foreign films screened in the Netherlands. The museum collection includes 46,000 film titles, 35,000 posters and 450,000 photographs. The earliest materials date from the start of the film industry in the Netherlands in 1895.


EYE is performing a major film digitization and preservation project together with IBM and Thought Equity Motion a leading provider of video platform and rights development services. The project involves scanning and storing more than 150 million discrete DPX files on LTO Gen5 Tape in the Linear Tape File System format.[4]


The EYE building was designed by architectural firm Delugan Meissl (see article in German Wikipedia), which specializes in buildings that appear to be in motion, and which is most renowned for designing the Porsche Museum, Stuttgart.[5]

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  1. ^ Teffer, Peter (April 12, 2012). "Once Unfashionable, Noord District of Amsterdam Gains Cachet". New York Times. Retrieved April 25, 2012. "Much of the river’s north bank has been transformed in recent years, and its showpiece now is immediately visible to travelers arriving on the ferry: the EYE Film Institute Netherlands, a museum that Queen Beatrix opened officially on April 4." 
  2. ^ Joel Weickgenant, "A New Home for Film in Amsterdam" New York Times
  3. ^ EYE - New Location
  4. ^ Thought Equity Press Release
  5. ^ "EYE Film Institute Amsterdam", Architectural Digest blog, May 2012

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