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May 2021

Dame Nellie Melba lost footage

In celebration of the 160th anniversary of Dame Nellie Melba’s birth, we reveal previously unseen private footage of Australia’s ‘Queen of Song’.

By Simon Smith / 13 May 2021
Film

Moulin Rouge! Red Satin Dress

A look at the red satin dress worn by Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge!, on the film's 20th anniversary.

By Jennifer Coombes / 10 May 2021
Film
Object

Collecting during COVID-19

The NFSA's dedicated curators have ensured that Australia's COVID-19 experience is documented for future generations.

Film
Oral History
Sound
Television
Apr 2021

Young Talent Time rare footage

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of fan-favourite Young Talent Time with a look back at rare footage not aired since 1972.

By Beth Taylor / 29 Apr 2021
Television

NFSA and STORYBOX

STORYBOX runs in Darling Square from 23 April to 30 June 2021, featuring original video works by NFSA.

By Rachael Priddel / 23 Apr 2021
Film

May at Arc Cinema

What's on at the NFSA's Arc cinema in Canberra in May?

By Johnny Milner / 23 Apr 2021
Film

Remembering Anzac Day 2020

As Anzac Day 2021 approaches, we look back at how Australia came together – while physically apart – to commemorate Anzac Day during COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020.

By Adam Blackshaw / 22 Apr 2021
Television

Prince Philip in Australia

To mark the passing of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, the NFSA shares newly digitised footage of Prince Philip in Australia.

By Mel Bondfield / 13 Apr 2021
Film
Sound
Television

Deep Dive: High Ground

Listen to a Q&A with director Stephen Maxwell Johnson about his revisionist Western High Ground, set in Arnhem Land during the frontier wars.

By Johnny Milner / 12 Apr 2021
Film

NFSA Restores: Floating Life

The film Floating Life, by Macau-born director Clara Law, reflects on the Asian migrant experience in Australia in the early 1990s.

By Elena Guest / 6 Apr 2021
Film