What’s Flickr done for George Eastman House?

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Heurtoir - 18 Avenue Montaigne (8e arr)

Eugène Atget
Heurtoir – 18 Avenue Montaigne (8e arr), 1901-02
George Eastman House: 1981:0950:0033.0001

George Eastman House celebrates their first year on the Flickr Commons with a few words about their achievements on Flickr. We asked Ryan Donahue (Flickr Commons Picture Mover) and Jessica Johnston (Flickr Commons Picture Picker) this question: “If you had to pick 3 things that being on Flickr has done for GEH, what would they be?

What the Flickr Commons has done for George Eastman House:

  1. Engaging and sharing Eastman House collections with Flickr users is fun and helps fulfill our mission to tell the story of photography. What’s better than that?
  2. Commons users are giving us a lot of really interesting data about our photos: thousands of tags, hundreds of comments (some insightful, some interesting and some funny).
    There is interesting work yet to be done on the data the project has gathered.
  3. The Commons is exposing the museum to online communities that are new to George Eastman House. The Commons is also preparing George Eastman House for the Museum 2.0 movement that is opening new lines of communication and creating conversation between curators and the public. The Commons has fostered George Eastman House’s relationship with innovators in this movement, such as the Brooklyn Museum, the Powerhouse Museum, and the Library of Congress.
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Happy Commonsversary, George Eastman House!

And thanks to Ryan and Jessica for their own words!

GEH as transcribed by Wordle

GEH as transcribed by Wordle, licensed cc-by

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One Response to “What’s Flickr done for George Eastman House?”

  1. Kelly Rae Daugherty Says:

    Thank you greatly for putting the George Eastman House collections on Flicker. I just discovered it, and the beauty and importance of these photographs are immeasurable! Bravo,

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