Discover the fascinating history behind the National Film and Sound Archive's (NFSA) heritage-listed headquarters and follow the story of a Canberra landmark in this 45-minute presentation.

As the former Australian Institute of Anatomy, the NFSA's building had an interesting (and sometimes disturbing) history before its current role in preserving Australia’s audiovisual heritage.

Learn about the Institute’s establishment and the building’s construction and unique Art Deco design, as we reveal the secrets that make this building a rare and wonderful landmark.

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Costs

This is a free event.

Art Deco style platypus skylight at the NFSA's Canberra headquarters.

Dates

5 Feb - 4 Jun 2021
June 2021
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Location

National Film and Sound Archive of AustraliaMcCoy Circuit, Acton, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaMap of the venue location at mobile sizeMap of the venue location at desktop size

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Accessibility

Actively welcomes people with access needs.

  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
  • Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss.
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people with high support needs who travel with a support person.