NFSA: making the collection matter in the world beyond screen

The National Film and Sound Archive is becoming a different beast. Who better to explain than the Chief Engagement Officer? He turns out to make his magic from story.

To the screen sector, the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) exists to store their work, to give them a place in history, to create monuments to careers. Documentary makers want easy access to the material for their own films. But the NFSA talks about access to the collection by the public, which is a very different view.

A new vision for the NFSA

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.