The NFSA collection now includes over three million items. Here is a small taste of what we acquired in 2019.
From lifesaving to 'soul surfing’: Paul Byrnes tracks the history of surfing and surf movies in Australia.
Janine Winfree, a visitor from George Eastman House in the US, explores the NFSA's 28mm film collection.
After successful seasons in Canberra, Adelaide, the Gold Coast and Bathurst, the Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits exhibition now opens in Geraldton, WA.
We've recently acquired a die-cast model of a Cinesound Film Unit FJ Holden panel van, similar to that featured in the classic Australian film Newsfront.
The granddaughter of actress Diana Du Cane contacted us after seeing her grandmother in one of the Cinesound casting books featured in the Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits exhibition.
The NFSA recently acquired a Polyorama Panoptique, a 19th century French optical toy.
These 1930s Cinesound casting books form the heart of the NFSA and National Portrait Gallery collaborative exhibition, 'Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits'.
The NFSA collects tens of thousands of items every year. What were some of the highlights for 2016?
Television is celebrating 60 years in Australia this week. Did you know that in TV’s early days, a number of talented people built their own TV sets at home?
In 1979 two young Australians invented the first Fairlight sampling synthesizer and changed electronic music forever. We have one in working condition!
Through this glass slide we catch a glimpse of a European perspective of Australia, circa 1895.
Martyn Jolly, Head of Photography and Media Arts at the ANU School of Art, writes about the connection between 'Soldiers of the Cross' and one of the world's first blockbuster films, Italy's 'Quo Vadis' (1913).
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