NFSA Building History: If These Walls Could talk - January 2021

15 January
10:30am - 11:15am
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.

This talk is available every month. 



Bookings are now essential for all events. Learn more about how we are keeping you COVID-safe here.


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Keeping the community COVID-safe 

By purchasing a ticket I agree to provide the NFSA with my name and contact details and consent to the NFSA providing this information to the ACT Department of Health or any other third-party government department as required, to enable contact tracing procedures. Records will be destroyed after 28 days.