|1 Manhattan Square Dr, Rochester, NY 14607|
|Jon-Paul C. Dyson, Director||585 410 6341||<jpdyson AT museumofplay DOT org>|
|Eric Wheeler, Associate Curator||585 410 6398||<ewheeler AT museumofplay DOT org>|
|Marc Check, Associate Director|
The International Center for the History of Electronic Games, formerly the National Center for the History of Electronic Games, is located at the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester. The center
"collects, studies, and interprets electronic games and related material and the ways in which electronic games are changing how people play, learn, and connect with each other." 1
Collections: houses one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of electronic game platforms, games, and related materials in the US (nearly 20,000 items). See their Collections Page for details.
Exhibits: displays some of its holdings within the museum itself for guest viewing or interaction. A major exhibit title eGameRevolution is slated to open late 2010. See website for details.
Access: All collections are accessible to researchers on site. The museum is currently cataloging its entire collection of video games and its electronic-games-related toy catalogs through grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. - bringing the info on-line in the future.
Publications: articles and book reviews about electronic games in the American Journal of Play, an interdisciplinary scholarly quarterly of the museum.
FAQ: more info available on their website.
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2010-07-28 14:14:23 Has anyone been to visit ICHEG collection? It looks very cool, and I am excited to go see it next time I visit Rochester. If any of you have been, I'd like to hear what you thought. —CedrickStanton