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Nekes Collection of Optical Devices, Prints, and Games, 1700-1996 (bulk 1740-1920)

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Nekes Collection of Optical Devices, Prints, and Games

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Nekes collection of optical devices, prints, and games, 1700-1996, bulk 1740-1920, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Accession no. 93.R.118

http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa93r118

Acquisition Information

This collection, acquired in 1993, is a portion of the larger collection of optical devices, prints and games assembled by the German experimental filmmaker Werner Nekes.

Processing History

The collection was initially rehoused by Hillary Brown. In 1995-1997 it was processed and cataloged by Isotta Poggi. The collection was re-boxed by Alan Tomlinson in April 1999. The finding aid was edited by Jocelyn Gibbs in 1998-99. A large portion of the collection was included in the exhibition Devices of Wonder: From the World in a Box to Images on a Screen, 2000 at the J. Paul Getty Museum.




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