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Jun 2016

Actors vs Nazis: the Taussig collection

David Atfield, from Collection Stewardship at the NFSA, discovers the fascinating movie-star wartime stories behind the Taussig film stills collection.

By David Atfield / 15 Jun 2016
Documents
Film
Photographs

Polish film posters

Some of the most striking film posters in the NFSA collection originate from Poland.

By Stephen Groenewegen / 1 Jun 2016
Documents
Film
Posters
Feb 2016

Drifting

Film Preservation Officer Paul Heslin went to George Eastman Museum in New York, and was fascinated by the restoration of Tod Browning's Drifting.

By Paul Heslin / 26 Feb 2016
Film
Apr 2015

Towards a level playing field

Bronwyn Dowdall and Shevaun O'Neill discuss the attention economy and what it means for archives today.

By Bronwyn Dowdall / 9 Apr 2015
Documents
Film
Object
Oral History
Photographs
Posters
Radio
Sound
Television
Sep 2014

Caring for two million collection items

Stewart Shannon reveals some of the tricks and secrets that the Collection Management team use to keep the NFSA collection safe.

By Stewart Shannon / 22 Sep 2014
Object
Mar 2013

Bert Ive

Graham Shirley traces the history of the Cinema and Photographic Branch through the life of its first long-term cinematographer, Bert Ive.

By Graham Shirley / 18 Mar 2013
Documents
Film
Photographs
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
Nov 2011

2011 Ken G Hall Award

The NFSA has chosen David Hannay as the recipient of the 2011 Ken G Hall Film Preservation Award.

Film
Mar 2011

Repairing Lumière film

Audiovisual Conservationist Sean Mosely takes us through the process of preparing some original Lumière company films for reprinting.

By Sean Mosely / 10 Mar 2011
Film
Jan 2011

Are we losing the picture?

The change to digital cinemas is rapidly gathering speed. How will film prints be screened in the future?

By Dominic Case / 2 Jan 2011
Film