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National Film and Sound Archive

National Film and Sound Archive
Museum information
NameNational Film and Sound Archive
LocationActon, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
TypeAudiovisual Archive

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The National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) is Australia’s audiovisual archive, responsible for developing, preserving, maintaining, promoting and providing access to a national collection of audiovisual materials and related items. 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.

As an institution, the Archive had a checkered history from its first incarnation in 1935 as the National Historical Film and Speaking Record Library (within the then Commonwealth National Library) to its becoming an independent statutory authority as the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in 2008.

It is located in Canberra, the nation's capital city.

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