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National Film and Sound Archive

Australia's audiovisual archive / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA), known as ScreenSound Australia from 1999 to 2004, is Australia's audiovisual archive, responsible for developing, preserving, maintaining, promoting and providing access to a national collection of film, television, sound, radio, video games, new media, and related documents and artefacts. The collection ranges from works created in the late nineteenth century when the recorded sound and film industries were in their infancy, to those made in the present day.

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National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
Established5 April 1984 (1984-04-05)
LocationMcCoy Circuit, Acton, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Coordinates35.283950°S 149.121075°E / -35.283950; 149.121075
TypeAudiovisual Archive
Collection size3 million works
CEOPatrick McIntyre
ChairpersonCaroline Elliot
OwnerGovernment of Australia
Employees162 (at June 2019)[1]
Nearest parkingFree parking surrounding the building on Liversedge Street

The NFSA collection first started as the National Historical Film and Speaking Record Library (within the then Commonwealth National Library) in 1935, becoming an independent cultural organisation in 1984. On 3 October, Prime Minister Bob Hawke officially opened the NFSA's headquarters in Canberra.

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