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May 2012

Preserving glass cinema slides

NFSA conservator Shingo Ishikawa and digitisation specialist Darren Weinert talk about cinema slides and their history, manufacture and preservation.

By Shingo Ishikawa / 11 May 2012
Film
Object
Apr 2012

Asia Pacific connections

The NFSA is building a stronger relationship with its South East Asian counterparts through a new preservation award. Mick Newnham reports from the SEAPAVAA Conference in Ho Chi Min City.

By Mick Newnham / 26 Apr 2012
Film
Mar 2012

Film collection hazards

Mould, vinegar odours and baby spiders; just another work day for film curators.

By Sally Jackson / 1 Mar 2012
Film
Jan 2012

Preserve or re-create?

NFSA conservator Shingo Ishikawa explores some of the ethical dilemmas that his profession is grappling with to remain relevant. Finding ways to preserve the non-physical elements surrounding physical objects is one example of a key challenge facing conservators.

By Shingo Ishikawa / 30 Jan 2012
Object
Dec 2011

Keeping Our Story

A personal perspective on the early days of remote Indigenous media groups.

By Chris Guster / 21 Dec 2011
Film
Oral History
Radio
Sound
Television

Outback on screen: Part 2

Graham Shirley continues his exploration of the rich diversity of Australian cinematic representations and interpretations of the outback.

By Graham Shirley / 6 Dec 2011
Film

Outback on screen: Part 1

Films set in the outback have been central to an imagining of Australia for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous filmmakers.

By Graham Shirley / 5 Dec 2011
Film
Nov 2011

Ten Canoes

The everyday lives of a group of Sydney private school girls, a renowned film director and an Indigenous actress couldn't be any more different, yet they all found some common ground through the NFSA Connects program.

By Imelda Cooney / 21 Nov 2011
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
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