Kodak in the Community
Kodak Support of Arts, Diversity & Education
Research Fellowships in Europe
The Kodak Research and Development centres based in Harrow and Chalon coordinate at least four Eastman Research Trust Fellowships within Europe. Kodak supports the students who are selected from top-class universities, not only financially for three years during their Ph D studies but with ongoing collaboration between the university’s staff and R&D scientists at Kodak. During their studies all the Kodak Fellow’s are also invited to visit Rochester, the main company R&D centre to present the results of their research.
Royal Photographic Society (RPS)
Kodak’s most recent association with the RPS dates back several decades, during which time a number of senior Company figures have served in key positions on its committees.
The Company has also helped the Society stage a number of major photographic events, including the prestigious Annual Print Exhibition, as well as assisting with a recent building renovation project.
Kodak has also supported activities in the Society’s nineteen regions and its fifteen special interest groups, with some funded directly and other enjoying donations of Kodak photographic papers and chemicals. Such gatherings, include up to forty workshops a year, some for RPS members and others involving young people from local schools and youth clubs or teenagers working towards their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards.
National Museum of Photography, Film & Television (
Located in Bradford and home to the National Collection of photography and photographic equipment, the NMPFT has been supported by Kodak for a number of years especially in relation to the ‘Children as Photographers’ and ‘Digital Imaging in Schools’ initiatives.
However in 2003, the latest program which Kodak is participating bring to the Museum the Royal Photographic Society Collection on its 150th Birthday.
Chester Beatty Library (
Over the next two years, Kodak, through the Eastman Kodak Corporate Contributions program will support a high profile conservation project involving some of the world’s rarest and richest artistic and cultural treasures at the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin.
Kodak’s contribution will fund the digital photography of many of the artefacts, allowing images subsequently to be displayed in future publications and on the museum’s website.