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.
In November 1979, Australian band Mental As Anything released their debut album 'Get Wet' and launched a long career.
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.
To mark 35 years since the premiere of The Thorn Birds mini-series, we take a look at the original costume design sketches in the NFSA collection and talk to Rachel Ward.
We had to build a custom-made device and photograph 465 frames in order to bring back to life a 1901 Kinora cricket film!
In 1979 two young Australians invented the first Fairlight sampling synthesizer and changed electronic music forever. We have one in working condition!
How the NFSA takes care of pests and mould, and what you can do at home to protect your own collections.
Meet Jenny Gall, Assistant Curator - Documents and Artefacts, who has a passion for the performing arts, an obsession with textiles and a love of musical instruments.
In association with the St Kilda Film Festival, the NFSA presents a comedy double bill of two short films from the late 1970s.
Crocodile Dundee was a huge international hit. How was it marketed in different countries?
The musical comedy Starstruck (1982) and its colourful, outrageous costumes were ahead of their time.
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