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Dec 2012

100 years of fun at Luna Park!

Luna Park Melbourne is 100 years old! Collection Access Officer Siobhan Dee explores a new film compilation to celebrate the iconic park's birthday.

By Siobhan Dee / 7 Dec 2012
Film
Nov 2012

2012 Ken G Hall Award

The NFSA has chosen Susanne Chauvel Carlsson as the recipient of the 2012 Ken G Hall Film Preservation Award.

Film
Oct 2012

Mystery of a Hansom Cab

Advertising has come a long way since The Mystery of a Hansom Cab was first adapted for the screen in Australia in 1911, as Helen Tully discovered.

By Helen Tully / 25 Oct 2012
Film
Television
Jul 2012

Australian Childhood

Dr Gwenda Davey, a research fellow at the NFSA in 2011, offers a valuable commentary on a neglected dimension of Australia’s social history.

By Dr Gwenda Davey / 26 Jul 2012
Film
Jun 2012

NFSA Connects with Red Dog

Director Kriv Stenders and editor Jill Bilcock discuss the making of 'Red Dog' with Queensland high school students for the latest NFSA Connects.

By Imelda Cooney / 15 Jun 2012
Film
May 2012

The Shadowcatchers

'The Shadowcatchers: a history of cinematography in Australia' by Martha Ansara was produced with the support of the NFSA and launched this month.

By Martha Ansara / 22 May 2012
Film

Part three: digital preservation

NFSA conservator Shingo Ishikawa and digitisation specialist Darren Weinert talk about digital preservation and packaging of cinema slides.

By Shingo Ishikawa / 12 May 2012
Film
Object

Glass cinema slides

NFSA conservator Shingo Ishikawa and digitisation specialist Darren Weinert talk about the NFSA's glass slide preservation project.

By Shingo Ishikawa / 11 May 2012
Film
Object

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