Over 150 hours of First Nations oral history and songs were at risk because the recordings were stored on obsolete tapes and discs. That was until the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) stepped in to preserve the incredible Central Australia Men’s Audio Collection with $270,000 funding through our Indigenous Languages and Arts program. Read full story here.
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia to ensure that key moments in Australian history such as the COVID-19 crisis are collected and preserved. The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) has announced the measures it is taking in order to collect and preserve a wide range of audiovisual records of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Read full story here.
Each year the National Film and Sound Archive runs a Digital Directions Symposium to explore key issues in the preservation sector. What do we collect? How do we do it? How will it be used? Get it wrong and we have no heritage, or hide it in deep caves beneath a bureaucratic dragon. Read Part 1 and Part 2 of this very interesting article.
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) has launched an online showcase of its Oral History interviews. The release of the series of interviews with actors, musicians, filmmakers, broadcasters and technical experts means audiences can now listen to the stories behind Australia's favourite films, television programs and songs as told by those who created them. For full story click here.
Actor Heath Ledger's memory will be honoured with an oral history project at the National Film and Sound Archive which will record the experiences of young Australian artists and actors. Click here for video news story.