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Oct 2014

Wirth's Circus home movies

Film curator Tara Marynowsky looks at a newly preserved collection of 16mm home movies of Wirth's Circus and the family that ran it.

Tara Marynowsky
Film
Photographs
Jul 2014

Caring for your collection

Do you want to learn how to extend the lifespan of your photo, music, film and video collections? You've come to the right place.

Miguel Gonzalez
Film
Photographs
Sound

Do Frenchmen play Cricket?

Film curator Sally Jackson investigates the makers of the world's first cricket films, shot in Australia in 1897.

Sally Jackson
Film
Photographs
Nov 2013

Melbourne Cup fashion, 1896

Famous faces and fashions of the 1896 Melbourne Cup.

Sally Jackson
Film
Photographs
Sep 2013

Hollywood in Australia: Part 3

In part three, Jeannette Delamoir considers what Franklyn Barrett's 1925 tour of Far North Queensland with The Ten Commandments tells us about Barrett, film attendance and regional Australian audiences.

Jeannette Delamoir
Film
Object
Photographs

Hollywood in Australia: Part 2

In part two, Jeannette Delamoir describes filmmaker Franklyn Barrett's preparations for, and staging of, a live prologue to The Ten Commandments in Far North Queensland, 1925.

Jeannette Delamoir
Film
Object
Photographs

Hollywood in Australia: Part 1

Hollywood, local filmmakers and regional Australia intersect in the story of Franklyn Barrett's touring of a live prologue to Cecil B DeMille's The Ten Commandments in Far North Queensland, 1925.

Jeannette Delamoir
Film
Object
Photographs
Aug 2013

Help the NFSA's waifs and strays

Our experts know a lot about our collection, but sometimes even they need help from the public. Can you identify these images?

Miguel Gonzalez
Photographs
Apr 2013

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

Preserving contemporary photography

Conservator Shingo Ishikawa and Audiovisual Conservation Assistant Kerry Yates recently attended a series of workshops run by Sylvie Penichon, from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas.

Shingo Ishikawa
Photographs