Caroline Frick has been named the sixth curator of motion pictures at George House International Museum of Photography and Film, which was founded 61 years ago, and is the third largest film archive in the US. Frick has worked in film preservation at Warner Bros., the Library of Congress, and the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
She will oversee motion-picture preservation, the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation, and the motion-picture collections and programming for the Dryden Theatre and 360|365 George Eastman House Film Festival. She also will teach film studies at the University of Rochester.
Frick founded the Texas Archive of the Moving Image, and served as its executive director while teaching as an assistant professor with the University of Texas at Austin. She has programmed films for the American Movie Classics cable channel and is a former director of the board for the Association of Moving Image Archivists. She is working on a book, Saving Cinema, which is slated to appear from Oxford University Press. She writes and teaches about the evolution of moving-image archiving, cultural factors in historic preservation, and digital-media libraries.
George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film is located on the estate of photography and motion-picture pioneer and Kodak founder George Eastman. Founded in 1947, the archive houses 30,000 film titles and 4 million film-related publicity stills, posters, scores, scripts, and pre-cinema artifacts. Eastman House also holds the world’s largest collection of camera technology. The Eastman House’s L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation is a leading venue of professional training in film preservation, restoration, and archiving. Annually George Eastman House restores more than 500 reels of film. The Eastman House also archives the collections of many renowned filmmakers, including Cecil B. DeMille, Spike Lee, Ken Burns, Kathryn Bigelow, and Martin Scorsese.