Archiving the World
George Eastman House the world’s oldest photography museum founded in 1947 on the estate of Kodak founder George Eastman is kicking off a large-scale, iconic crowdsourcing project – with pro bono archiving from Clickworker!
The project involves the on-going photo-tagging and cataloging of more than 400,000 images from George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.
Utilizing Clickworker’s innovative crowdsourcing technology, George Eastman House will be able to bring archives into the digital age, making them easily accessible to the public — in many instances, for the very first time.
“Clickworker is excited to help the renowned George Eastman House archive world art and history in our latest corporate responsibility project,” says our CEO Wolfgang Kitza. “It’s not just one country or one cause – but we’re actually helping archive the world. The collection offers the most intimate look at the pioneers of photography and their art. It is truly a perfect partnership to showcase our international and multifaceted services. And as a result, the world will have an accessible visual library.”
George Eastman House holds unparalleled collections of nearly half-a-million photographs from 9,000 photographers.
“Our partnership with Clickworker enables us to make our photographs searchable and ultimately make our collections more accessible to the world,” says Dr. Anthony Bannon, the Ron and Donna Fielding Director at George Eastman House. “Clickworker not only provides professional insight into the subject matter of our images, but also the option of crowdsourcing in several languages, which is ideal for our internationally focused collections.”
If you want to help saving history, please register as a clickworker and start on the project assessment, Qualify to Tag Photos for a Good Cause.
(Mechanic At Steam Pump In Electric Power House (Lewis Hine) – Property of George Eastman House)