Click ‘Read More’ to see further highlights from 2021 including The Dressmaker exhibition on tour and the relaunch of Twelve Canoes.

    Patrick McIntyre is appointed as the new NFSA CEO.

    Click ‘Read More’ to see further highlights from 2020 including rare Thylacine footage and Donald Bradman in colour.

    • John Farnham. NFSA title: 359376

    John Farnham: The Voice

    Our online exhibition relives the highlights of the phenomenal career of an Australian music legend.

    • Alan Anderson glass slide, 1915. NFSA title: 1030348

    Anzac Sight Sound: final centenary

    New recordings are added to the Anzac Sight Sound website in the final phase of First World War commemorations.

    • Sarah Snook in The Dressmaker, 2015.

    The Dressmaker Costume Exhibition

    Our latest blockbuster exhibition celebrates the artistry of costume design and the transformational power of fashion.

    • Newscaf 30th anniversary, 2018.

    Newscaf 30th anniversary

    The NFSA celebrates 30 years of our News and Current Affairs Program in 2018.

    Jan Müller is appointed as the new NFSA CEO.

    • Deborra-lee Furness and Hugh Jackman at the NFSA Restores premiere of Shame. MIFF photo: Jim Lee Photo.

    NFSA restores: Shame

    The NFSA restoration of Shame (1988) premieres at the 2017 Melbourne International Film Festival.

    • Graham Kennedy, c1960. Courtesy Nine Network.

    Graham Kennedy: The King

    The King of Television is the subject of our new online exhibition.

    Click ‘Read More’ to see further highlights from 2017 including 10 years of Sounds of Australia and our 100th online curated collection.

    • Mr Percival with Storm Boy (Greg Rowe). NFSA title: 1447284

    Storm Boy turns 40

    Storm Boy, the classic Australian film based on Colin Thiele’s novel, is the subject of our latest online exhibition.

    • The new NFSA logo, 2016.

    Return of the kookaburra

    The NFSA relaunches its visual identity in November with the return of an old friend.

    Click ‘Read More’ to see further highlights from 2016 including our largest collection item and 60 years of television.

    • The NFSA launches Deadline 2025: Collections at Risk, October 2015.

    Deadline 2025

    NFSA CEO Michael Loebenstein launches the discussion paper Deadline 2025: Collections at Risk.

    • An Australian artillery crew in the Greek port town of Salonika (now Thessaloniki), 1915. NFSA title: 20923

    Anzac Sights and Sounds

    The NFSA and Nga Taonga Sound & Vision launch a joint website to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War.

    Click ‘Read More’ to see further highlights from 2015 including rare swimming footage, the arrival of colour TV and Oral History interviews.

    • Celebrating 30 years of the NFSA, 1984-2014.

    The National Film and Sound Archive celebrates 30 years since Prime Minister, Bob Hawke officially opened the building on 3 October 1984. The NFSA continues to collect, preserve and share Australia’s audiovisual heritage.

    • 100 Seats: Nights to Remember at the NFSA, March 2014.

    100 Seats: David Bridie

    David Bridie headlines the first 100 Seats event, part of a program of unique and intimate sessions with renowned performers exploring their ideas and art in our new theatrette.