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May 2016

Vinyl renaissance

Assistant Sound Curator Nick Henderson speaks with Zenith Records Director Paul Rigby about the current state of the vinyl market in Australia.

Nick Henderson
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Sound
Feb 2016

Staff Profile: Tamara Osicka

In the first edition of our new staff profile series, Emily George speaks with Sound Archivist Tamara Osicka about how she got started on her career, and how she feels handling important cultural items.

Emily George
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Sound
Jan 2016

The Johnny O'Keefe scrapbooks

Curator Tamara Osicka on the secrets contained in the scrapbooks created by Johnny O'Keefe's mother Thelma.

Tamara Osicka
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Photographs

Tutus and fake boobs

The musical comedy Starstruck (1982) and its colourful, outrageous costumes were ahead of their time.

Beth Taylor
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Nov 2015

A French view of Melbourne, circa 1895

Through this glass slide we catch a glimpse of a European perspective of Australia, circa 1895.

Beth Taylor
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Apr 2015

Towards a level playing field

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

Bronwyn Dowdall
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Oral History
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Radio
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Television
Mar 2015

Story of a dress

This is how a sequined dress bought in Paris by Yass woman Kathleen Coen in 1925 became part of Australia’s film history.

Miguel Gonzalez
Film
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Dec 2014

2014 at the NFSA, Part 1

Tens of thousands of items are collected by the NFSA each year. What did we collect in 2014? Part 1 includes elephant heads, fake moustaches and the wild one.

Adam Blackshaw
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Oral History
Posters
Sound
Nov 2014

The magic of glass

Curator Itzell Tazzyman introduces 21st century audiences to the wonders of 19th century magic lanterns.

Itzell Tazzyman
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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.

Stewart Shannon
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