In 1929, Hoyts took the latest 'talking pictures' technology on tour to regional Australia.
Discover the stories behind some of Australia's beloved – and also lesser-known – national treasures.
With the news of the passing of Don Burrows, Australia has lost a giant and pioneer of modern Australian jazz.
The UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage takes place on 27 October. To celebrate we go behind the scenes with an early cinema home entertainment system: the Kinora.
We've recently acquired a die-cast model of a Cinesound Film Unit FJ Holden panel van, similar to that featured in the classic Australian film Newsfront.
A look at the red satin dress worn by Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge!, as featured in Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits.
The NFSA has recently acquired a Kinora 'flipper viewer', manufactured in England in 1901.
We had to build a custom-made device and photograph 465 frames in order to bring back to life a 1901 Kinora cricket film!
In 1979 two young Australians invented the first Fairlight sampling synthesizer and changed electronic music forever. We have one in working condition!
How the NFSA takes care of pests and mould, and what you can do at home to protect your own collections.
Audio officer Gerry O'Neill reveals the mysteries of disc cleaning and digitisation, to make those old records sound like new.
NFSA conservator Shingo Ishikawa and digitisation specialist Darren Weinert talk about digital preservation and packaging of cinema slides.
NFSA conservator Shingo Ishikawa and digitisation specialist Darren Weinert talk about the NFSA's glass slide preservation project.
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