EYE Film Institute Netherlands is a film museum located in 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. EYE is dedicated to the preservation of heritage for future generations, both Dutch films and foreign films screened in the Netherlands. The design and the urban implementation of EYE are based on the superposition of two creative disciplines,
film and architecture, both dealing with reality, fiction, illusion and real experience. 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 Holland 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. The EYE building was designed by architectural firm Delugan Meissl, which specializes in buildings that appear to be in motion, and which is most renowned for designing the Porsche Museum, Stuttgart.
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|Geographical coordinates||52.3844110, 4.9005940|
|Address||1031KT Amsterdam, IJ promenade 1|
|Construction dates||- 2012|
|More information||official website|