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Jan 2018

NFSA Restores: The Cheaters

Restoring 'The Cheaters', a 1929 silent film by the pioneering McDonagh sisters.

Tara Marynowsky
Film
Oct 2017

Berlei's Beauty in the Balance

Berlei cinema and television advertisements and educational glass slides from the 1920s to the 1960s offer a window onto Australian fashion and social mores.

Beth Taylor
Film
Object
Sep 2017

Cinema Art poster collection

Cinema Art Films brought many notable foreign productions to Australia between 1927 and 1932. We've acquired original posters for a selection of their releases.

Beck Martin
Posters
Feb 2017

Cricket legends in action, 100 years later

We had to build a custom-made device and photograph 465 frames in order to bring back to life a 1901 Kinora cricket film!

Miguel Gonzalez
Film
Object
Aug 2016

Saving LGBTI radio

Radio Archivist Chris Arneil looks at the outcomes of our Gaywaves LGBTI radio preservation program.

Chris Arneil
Radio
Sound

Pest control

How the NFSA takes care of pests and mould, and what you can do at home to protect your own collections.

Robert Waterfall
Object
May 2016

Con Colleano

Go behind-the-scenes at the circus with rare home movie footage of Australia's Con Colleano, the world-famous 'Wizard of the Wire'.

Tara Marynowsky
Film
Photographs
Posters

Caddie's Feminist Legacy

The second part of our celebration of Caddie's 40th anniversary, focusing on the feminist legacy of the film.

Adam Blackshaw
Documents
Film
Oral History
Photographs

Caddie turns 40

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Caddie, a breakthrough feature of the Australian film revival of the 1970s.

Adam Blackshaw
Film
Oral History
Photographs
Posters
Apr 2016

Bellisimo! Rescuing vintage Italian films

Sally Jackson traces the journey of Italian films to Australia via World Film Distributors and through the hands of collectors to the NFSA.

Sally Jackson
Film