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Mar 2020

The McDonagh Sisters

For International Women's Day, we present a portrait of the pioneering Australian filmmakers, the McDonagh Sisters – Isabel, Paulette and Phyllis.

By Graham Shirley / 4 Mar 2020
Film
Photographs
Sep 2018

Annette Kellerman's amazing life

Overcoming childhood adversity, Australian silent movie star Annette Kellerman took on the world – swimming, acting, performing and writing herself into the history books.

By Beth Taylor / 27 Sep 2018
Film
Photographs
May 2018

Louise Lovely: 1916 fan mail

The NFSA recently acquired two signed photographs of silent film star Louise Lovely and a letter of hers responding to a fan in 1916.

By Jenny Gall / 22 May 2018
Film
Object
Photographs
Aug 2015

Australia’s remote archivists

NFSA experts understand the importance of sharing their knowledge and experience with their peers. Conservation Manager Mick Newnham recently spent five days training remote Indigenous archivists.

By Mick Newnham / 5 Aug 2015
Documents
Jul 2014

Caring for your collection

Do you want to learn how to extend the lifespan of your photo, music, film and video collections? You've come to the right place.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 21 Jul 2014
Film
Photographs
Sound
Apr 2013

Preserving contemporary photography

Conservator Shingo Ishikawa and Audiovisual Conservation Assistant Kerry Yates recently attended a series of workshops run by Sylvie Penichon, from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas.

By Shingo Ishikawa / 8 Apr 2013
Photographs
May 2012

Antarctic stories

This exhibition celebrates 100 years of Australian Antarctic Expeditions and the anniversary of Sir Douglas Mawson’s 1911-1914 Australasian Antarctic Expedition.

By Morgyn Phillips / 22 May 2012
Film
Photographs
Posters
Dec 2011

AKA Home of the Blizzard: Part 2

In Part 2 of his essay, Quentin Turnour investigates Frank Hurley's association with the promotion of Douglas Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition film.

By Quentin Turnour / 16 Dec 2011
Film
Photographs
Posters

AKA Home of the Blizzard: Part 1

Quentin Turnour challenges the myths surrounding the footage created to record and promote Douglas Mawson’s 1911–1914 Australasian Antarctic Expedition.

By Quentin Turnour / 15 Dec 2011
Film
Photographs
Jun 2010

Digitisation in New York

As part of an international exchange, Darren Weinert from the NFSA visits the International Centre of Photography in New York.

By Darren Weinert / 5 Jun 2010
Photographs