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Dec 2011

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
Oct 2011

The NFSA wins more awards!

The NFSA was presented with four awards at the 15th Annual Australian Society of Archivists Mander Jones Awards for excellence in archival writing or publishing.

By Sonia Gherdevich / 21 Oct 2011
Sep 2011

On the road with the Corricks

From 1879-1914, the Australian-based Corrick Family Entertainers toured Australia, South-East Asia and Europe showing repackaged and complete versions of the latest special effects, comedy and non-fiction films in black-and-white and dazzling colour.

By Sally Jackson / 29 Sep 2011
Film
Aug 2011

Learning the basics of video

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

By Mick Newnham / 12 Aug 2011

The Sentimental Bloke

NFSA historian Graham Shirley gave a speech at the Powerhouse Museum about the NFSA's role in finding, restoring and preserving the classic Australian film.

By Graham Shirley / 5 Aug 2011
Film
Jul 2011

The Adventures of Jonathan Dennis

Emma Kelly explores the connections between the NFSA and Jonathan Dennis, the founding director of the New Zealand Film Archive.

By Emma Kelly / 26 Jul 2011
Film
Jun 2011

Asia Pacific archiving

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

By Rod Butler / 29 Jun 2011
Film
Sound

New preservation award

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

By Rod Butler / 14 Jun 2011

Ethics of archiving

Rod Butler continues to blog from Malaysia about NFSA's current engagement in preservation discussions among South-East Asian and Pacific nations.

By Rod Butler / 9 Jun 2011
May 2011

Visiting George Eastman House

Craig Dingwall arrives at George Eastman House as part of the NFSA’s exchange program.

By Craig Dingwall / 23 May 2011
Film