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.
A look at Betty Bryant, once Australia’s most famed film ingénue, who features in the exhibition Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits, now open on the Gold Coast.
The NFSA recently acquired two signed photographs of silent film star Louise Lovely and a letter of hers responding to a fan in 1916.
Meet 99-year-old Eddie Vormister and his homemade film projector.
Berlei cinema and television advertisements and educational glass slides from the 1920s to the 1960s offer a window onto Australian fashion and social mores.
In 1979 two young Australians invented the first Fairlight sampling synthesizer and changed electronic music forever. We have one in working condition!
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.
This is how a sequined dress bought in Paris by Yass woman Kathleen Coen in 1925 became part of Australia’s film history.
Audio officer Gerry O'Neill reveals the mysteries of disc cleaning and digitisation, to make those old records sound like new.
Film, documents and artefacts curator Jillian Mackenzie lifts the lid on a 1947 Wurlitzer Jukebox from the NFSA collection.
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