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.
Jennifer Coombes explores the life of Pearl Schweig, an actress from the 1930s Cinesound casting books who features in the exhibition Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits.
These 1930s Cinesound casting books form the heart of the NFSA and National Portrait Gallery collaborative exhibition, 'Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits'.
We had to build a custom-made device and photograph 465 frames in order to bring back to life a 1901 Kinora cricket film!
The NFSA collects tens of thousands of items every year. What were some of the highlights for 2016?
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.
Through this glass slide we catch a glimpse of a European perspective of Australia, circa 1895.
Tens of thousands of items are collected by the NFSA each year. What did we collect in 2014? Part 1 includes elephant heads, fake moustaches and the wild one.
Audio officer Gerry O'Neill reveals the mysteries of disc cleaning and digitisation, to make those old records sound like new.
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