On 5 April 1984, the Minister for Home Affairs and Environment, the Hon Barry Cohen MP, announced the establishment of the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA). Prior to gaining its independence, the NFSA had operated as part of the Commonwealth National Library. For further information, see http://timeline.nfsaa.com/
Geografische en culturele context
Mandaat/bronnen van bevoegdheid
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia is a statutory authority established by the National Film and Sound Archive Act 2008 (Cth).
Our mission is to collect and preserve Australian film, recorded sound, broadcast, and their associated documents and artefacts, and to share and celebrate this collection with audiences worldwide.
The Executive is made up of the Chief Executive Officer, the General Manager, Collections Branch and the General Manager, Corporate and Business Affairs.
The NFSA Board is responsible for the overall performance of the NFSA, including setting the strategic direction.
Records management and collecting policies
We exist to perform three vital functions:
Collect audiovisual works and associated documentation that reflect all aspects of Australian life and our diverse communities
Preserve the collection in accordance with international standards and working within our resources, to ensure permanent access
Share the collection so its stories form an ongoing part of the evolution of our culture.
The NFSA collection holds more than 2.8 million works, including films, television and radio programs, videos, audio tapes, records, compact discs, phonograph cylinders and wire recordings. It also encompasses documents and artefacts such as photographs, posters, lobby cards, publicity items, scripts, costumes, props, memorabilia, oral histories, and vintage equipment.
Toegangen, gidsen en publicaties
Educational resources relating to items in the NFSA collection are available at: https://aso.gov.au
Open 9am-5pm. Regional office details available on website.
Raadpleegvoorwaarden en -eisen
1. Compile a list of items of interest using search the collection. 2. Review your list by clicking 'view my list’. 3. Contact NFSA Collection Reference staff about your access request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.