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May 2014

West Australian Aboriginal Performing Arts

Anna Haebich, a John Curtin Distinguished Professor at Curtin University in Perth, showcases West Australian Aboriginal performing arts and the plays, music, dance and festivals in the NFSA collection.

By Anna Haebich / 20 May 2014
Film
Posters
Sound
Apr 2014

Thailand's fragile film heritage

Thai Film Archivist Kedsuda Jina recently visited the NFSA to learn about our preservation work. She told Clair Hurford that her country's heritage is in danger because of a lack of interest from the public.

By Clair Hurford / 9 Apr 2014
Film
Jan 2014

Surf music summer

The summer of 1963-64 was the summer of surf music in Australia.

By Kylie Doherty / 21 Jan 2014
Sound
Sep 2013

International Council on Archives

Senior researcher Mick Newnham reports on his recent visit to the Solomon Islands for the Pacific Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives.

By Mick Newnham / 4 Sep 2013
Film
Aug 2013

Bringing records back to life

Audio officer Gerry O'Neill reveals the mysteries of disc cleaning and digitisation, to make those old records sound like new.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 9 Aug 2013
Object
Sound

Digitise or Perish

Rick Prelinger and Paula Le Dieu discuss the exciting challenges and opportunities cultural institutions face in the digital age.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 8 Aug 2013
Film

Wurlitzer 1015 Jukebox

Film, documents and artefacts curator Jillian Mackenzie lifts the lid on a 1947 Wurlitzer Jukebox from the NFSA collection.

By Jillian Mackenzie / 6 Aug 2013
Object
Jul 2013

What's in a name?

Patricia Downes tackles a question dreaded by many musicians: what do you call your band, and what will that name say about you?

By Patricia Downes / 24 Jul 2013
Sound

Preservation, social media and ethics

Mick Newnham, head of the NFSA's Conservation, Research and Preparation team, travelled to Bangkok to attend the 17th SEAPAVAA Conference (South-East Asia and Pacific Audiovisual Archives Association).

By Mick Newnham / 2 Jul 2013
Jun 2013

Digital Mandate

Danny Dawson, Production Manager in NFSA Preservation and Technical Services, outlines current issues surrounding digital recordkeeping in public agencies.

By Danny Dawson / 6 Jun 2013