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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.

Shingo Ishikawa
Object
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.

Kylie Doherty
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?

Darren Weinert
Object
Aug 2011

Preservation planning

The final days of Mick Newnham's preservation conference feature a wet gate and a storm: a fitting juxtaposition of the subtlety and power of liquid.

Mick Newnham

Learning the basics of video

Mick Newnham visits Lithuania to share his extensive knowledge of audiovisual preservation.

Mick Newnham

Keep your analogue copies

NFSA Development Manager Executive Dominic Case looks back at the days when computers first infiltrated the film industry, and wonders what the digital present - and future - holds for film archives.

Dominic Case
Film
Jul 2011

Safeguarding Sound and Image Collections

Mick Newnham is in Latvia to provide training for the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property.

Mick Newnham

New Caledonia's memories

The NFSA gives New Caledonians an important window to their history by providing a copy of a short documentary made in the 1920s and previously unavailable in New Caledonia.

Rod Butler
Jun 2011

Asia Pacific archiving

Rod Butler and Mick Newnham share the NFSA's preservation expertise in Noumea.

Rod Butler
Film
Sound

New preservation award

NFSA's head of preservation, Rod Butler, helps launch the NFSA SEAPAVAA Preservation Award in Malaysia.

Rod Butler