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Apr 2013

Bill Heffernan, underwater pioneer

Audiovisual Co-Assistant Kerry Yates explores the films and artefacts donated to the NFSA by the son of speargun pioneer Bill Heffernan.

By Kerry Yates / 30 Apr 2013
Film

Fractured Heart at the NFSA

The NFSA exhibition gallery is home to the newest incarnation of 'Fractured Heart', an interactive sound and light sculpture and collaboration between singer-songwriter Gotye and illuminart.

By Stephen Groenewegen / 30 Apr 2013
Object
Sound

The life of objects

In Wellington, New Zealand, Audiovisual Conservation Assistant Kerry Yates found that objects and artefacts have a life of their own.

By Kerry Yates / 26 Apr 2013
Object
Photographs

A connection with Timor-Leste

The NFSA holds 795 items about one of our closest neighbours, Timor-Leste, so it’s only natural that we are developing a closer relationship with that country.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 24 Apr 2013
Film

Vale Chrissy Amphlett

The NFSA remembers the significant contribution made by Chrissy Amphlett to Australian music and popular culture.

By Graham McDonald / 23 Apr 2013
Sound

Things that make you go 'Yes!'

Film curator Kathrin di Rocco is taking part in an exchange program with George Eastman House in Rochester, New York.

By Kathrin di Rocco / 19 Apr 2013
Film

Disaster management

Audiovisual Conservation Assistant Kerry Yates recently attended a workshop in New Zealand on 'Collection Emergency Management in Large-Scale Disasters'.

By Kerry Yates / 16 Apr 2013
Film

100 years of Film Australia

A chronology of Film Australia - preserving and providing access to the nation’s documentary record for 100 years.

By Graham Shirley / 15 Apr 2013
Film
Sound
Television

Canberra’s Greatest Hoax, 1969

How did a tiny advertisement in the Classifieds section of The Canberra Times on 2 September 1969 lead to ‘Canberra’s Greatest Hoax'?

By Bronwyn Barnett / 11 Apr 2013
Television

Preserving contemporary photography

Conservator Shingo Ishikawa and Audiovisual Conservation Assistant Kerry Yates recently attended a series of workshops run by Sylvie Penichon, from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas.

By Shingo Ishikawa / 8 Apr 2013
Photographs