Tens of thousands of items are collected by the NFSA each year for the national collection. This includes films, sound recordings, television and radio news broadcasts, documents and artefacts, oral histories and much more. New items can come from donations, deposit, formal agreements with screen funding agencies, and through other means. Sometimes members of the public literally find material under their grandfather’s bed!
The total collection of the NFSA now tops well over two million items and, seen as a whole, it represents the memory and creativity of a nation. These are some of the newest additions to the collection: