From Australian Society of Archivists

BY SONIA GHERDEVICH

The NFSA was presented with four awards at the 15th Annual Australian Society of Archivists Mander Jones Awards for excellence in archival writing or publishing. These awards honour Ms Phyllis Mander Jones MBE, a distinguished librarian, archivist and author.

At the award ceremony, held at the State Records Authority of NSW on 19 October 2011, Sally Jackson from the Film, Documents, Artefacts and Curatorial Connections Branch and Carla Teixiera from the Sound, Broadcast and New Media Branch recieved the awards on behalf of the NFSA. Sally was awarded for her scholarly essay on the Marius Sestier Collection and Carla for her key role in the Wireless House project. The four winning entries were:

Category 2A: Best publication that uses, features or interprets Australian archives, written by or on behalf of a corporate body

Marius Sestier Collection
Scholarly essay by Sally Jackson, International Film Specialist
– Film, Documents, Artefacts and Curatorial Connections, published on NFSA website

Restoring For the Term of his Natural Life
Scholarly essay by Graham Shirley —- NFSA Historian
– Access, Research and Discovery Branch, published on NFSA website

Category 3: Best finding aid to an archival collection held by an Australian institution or about Australia

Sounds of Australia Registry
A media rich, online gateway to Australia’s historic and contemporary sound works as nominated by the public each year since 2007.
- NFSA Sound, Broadcast and New Media Branch

Wireless House
NFSA’s partnership with the City of Sydney and sonic artist Nigel Helyer to reactivate the Wireless House, built in Foley Park, Glebe in 1934, as a public listening space. An unique and innovative presentation of over 200 sound works from the national audiovisual collection that connects the collection with the community to be experienced in an original manner and context.
- NFSA Sound, Broadcast and New Media Branch

Congratulations to all NFSA staff involved for this fantastic achievement!