NFSA Building History: If These Walls Could talk

4 June
10:30am - 11:30am
Location informationNFSA Theatrette
Event costFree (bookings essential)

Zoo. Institute of Anatomy. Morgue. Cutting-edge preservation facility. Discover the many lives of the NFSA building in this 45-minute presentation.

As the former Australian Institute of Anatomy, our building had an interesting (and sometimes disturbing) history before its current role in preserving Australia’s audiovisual heritage.

Learn about the Institute’s establishment and the building’s construction and unique Art Deco design as we reveal the secrets that make this building a rare and wonderful, heritage-listed landmark.

After the talk, grab a map and take a 15-minute, self-guided walk and see highlighted features up close.



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