Sunday, January 8, 2012

National Film and Sound Archive

Audrey and Eli learning that there's more to Australian film than Crocodile Dundee

Despite having lived in Canberra for a little over 3 years we hadn't (as a family) ventured to Canberra's excellent National Film and Sound Archive.

We're lucky here to have a pick of wonderful galleries and museums and the NFSA hadn't featured in our day trips out. Today was rainy (still a really nice 28 degrees) but not much opportunity to do much in our garden so we headed out.

The archive is in a wonderful art-deco building. A guide explained that it had originally been the Australian Institute of Anatomy (to house the collection of Professor Sir Colin MacKenzie) in the 30's and in fact had originally been gazetted to be part of a zoo (which was never built).

The gallery displayed a bit of the history of Australian film, television and radio. It also has a lovely outdoor area where, in summer, they show films.

Here's a picture of us in the children's interactive area, playing our guitars "like Murray" (red Wiggle).

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