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Apr 2013

Fractured Heart at the NFSA

The NFSA exhibition gallery is home to the newest incarnation of 'Fractured Heart', an interactive sound and light sculpture and collaboration between singer-songwriter Gotye and illuminart.

Stephen Groenewegen
Object
Sound

The life of objects

In Wellington, New Zealand, Audiovisual Conservation Assistant Kerry Yates found that objects and artefacts have a life of their own.

Kerry Yates
Object
Photographs
Mar 2013

The Quo Vadis connection

Martyn Jolly, Head of Photography and Media Arts at the ANU School of Art, writes about the connection between 'Soldiers of the Cross' and one of the world's first blockbuster films, Italy's 'Quo Vadis' (1913).

Martyn Jolly
Object
Oct 2012

Collecting The Eye of the Storm

Film curators Jennifer Coombes and Tenille Hands recently accepted a collection of props and costumes from Fred Schepisi's 'The Eye of the Storm' (2011). How did they make their selection?

Tenille Hands
Film
Object
May 2012

Preserving glass slides: Part 3

NFSA conservator Shingo Ishikawa and digitisation specialist Darren Weinert talk about digital preservation and packaging of cinema slides.

Shingo Ishikawa
Film
Object

Preserving glass slides: Part 2

NFSA conservator Shingo Ishikawa and digitisation specialist Darren Weinert talk about the NFSA's glass slide preservation project.

Shingo Ishikawa
Film
Object

Preserving glass slides: Part 1

NFSA conservator Shingo Ishikawa and digitisation specialist Darren Weinert talk about cinema slides and their history, manufacture and preservation.

Shingo Ishikawa
Film
Object
Mar 2012

Ansett's last flight

The NFSA marks the tenth anniversary of the last flight of Ansett Australia on 5 March 2002 with two highlights from its new Ansett collection.

Siobhan Dee
Documents
Film
Object
Jan 2012

Preserve or re-create?

NFSA conservator Shingo Ishikawa explores some of the ethical dilemmas that his profession is grappling with to remain relevant. Finding ways to preserve the non-physical elements surrounding physical objects is one example of a key challenge facing conservators.

Shingo Ishikawa
Object
Oct 2011

Melbourne Cup magic

The NFSA is proud to present the race that stopped the nation… 114 years ago!

Miguel Gonzalez
Film
Object