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Dec 2011

AKA Home of the Blizzard: Part 1

Quentin Turnour challenges the myths surrounding the footage created to record and promote Douglas Mawson’s 1911–1914 Australasian Antarctic Expedition.

By Quentin Turnour / 15 Dec 2011
Film
Photographs
Nov 2011

2011: the year of Aussie drama

TV acquisitions curator Helen Tully looks at the current and past state of Australian-produced television drama.

By Helen Tully / 21 Nov 2011
Oral History
Television

2011 Ken G Hall Award

The NFSA has chosen David Hannay as the recipient of the 2011 Ken G Hall Film Preservation Award.

Film
Oct 2011

Our Audiovisual Heritage

National Film and Sound Archive CEO Michael Loebenstein delivered a speech to mark the UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage on 27 October.

By Kylie Doherty / 27 Oct 2011
Film
Radio
Sound
Television

Happy 100th, Mr Hinde!

Much-loved Australian film critic John Hinde would have turned 100 today. NFSA Library manager Jan Thurling celebrates the radio and TV personality on his anniversary.

By Jan Thurling / 26 Oct 2011
Film
Television
Sep 2011

What's that bug?

Can you identify the bug that was glued between glass slides over 100 years ago?

By Darren Weinert / 8 Sep 2011
Object
Aug 2011

Preservation planning

The final days of Mick Newnham's preservation conference feature a wet gate and a storm: a fitting juxtaposition of the subtlety and power of liquid.

By Mick Newnham / 12 Aug 2011

Learning the basics of video

Mick Newnham visits Lithuania to share his extensive knowledge of audiovisual preservation.

By Mick Newnham / 12 Aug 2011

Keep your analogue copies

NFSA Development Manager Executive Dominic Case looks back at the days when computers first infiltrated the film industry, and wonders what the digital present - and future - holds for film archives.

By Dominic Case / 8 Aug 2011
Film
Jul 2011

Safeguarding Sound and Image Collections

Mick Newnham is in Latvia to provide training for the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property.

By Mick Newnham / 22 Jul 2011