Christchurch Modernist Architecture

- By Jane Paul, NZFA Manager, Outreach Services

On February 1st the Travelling Film Show was in Christchurch, at the Pallet Pavillion. The Pavillion was built on the former Crowne Plaza site in central Christchurch in 2012. One of the many Gap Filler projects (check this video out), it was built by the community, for the community. The Pavillion is made from 3,000 blue wooden pallets and is a centre of music, theatre and film events.

The Pallet Pavilion. Image by Jessica Slattery, 2012.
The Pallet Pavilion. Image by Jessica Slattery, 2012.

 

Continue reading

SANTK Staff on Life Post-Earthquakes

This Saturday will be the three-year anniversary of the February 22, 2011 Christchurch earthquake. The Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero main office was forced to move to new premises following the earthquake, where they remain today. SANTK Preservation Archivists John Kelcher and Marie O’Connell tell us about the effects of the earthquakes on their work and the post-quake recovery efforts.

Photo by John Kelcher.

Photo by John Kelcher.
Photo by John Kelcher.

Continue reading

More Staff Pets

It has been cat, dog, calf and magpie madness at the Film Archive, Wellington, since we opened our new PET exhibition!

Here are a few more favourite pet memories from Film Archive staff (see more staff pet stories here).

Jane

This is Jane, Outreach Screenings Manger, with one of her pet pigeons.

Listen to her story about the clever pigeons:

Continue reading

My Favourite Pet – Entries so far 2

Here are some more stunning My Favourite Pet photo competition entries. Thank you all for sharing these with us – we’re really enjoying opening the inbox to find it full of cats, dogs, mice, birds and cows!

If you’d like to enter your own pet, we’d just love to see your photos. See the competition details at the bottom of this page.

 

Carol Sabrina1 Continue reading

Film Restoration School Asia

- By Richard Falkner, NZFA Film Handler

National Museum of Singapore.
National Museum of Singapore.

In late November my colleague Hepi Mita and I were lucky enough to attend the first Film Restoration School Asia, hosted by the National Museum of Singapore and tutored by staff from L’Immagine Ritrovata.  The program was based on a longer school run by L’Immagine Ritrovata, in their native Bologna, Italy, and included workshops on film comparison, film repair, scanning, digital restoration, colour correction, sounds restoration and history, and film mastering. Also lectures and presentations were made on the subjects of restoration workflow, film identification, film scanning strategies, and restoration strategies for 16mm film, among others. Continue reading

My Favourite Pet – Entries so far

Gosh NZ has some photogenic pets! Here are the (very cute) My Favourite Pet photo competition entries sent in so far.

If you’d like to enter your own pet, we’d just love to see your photos. See the competition details at the bottom of this page.

Jemma Jasper

 This is Lorraine’s dog, Lillee, a West Highland White Terrier, trying on boots for size.

Continue reading

My Favourite Pet Photo Competition

We’re SUPER excited about our new PET exhibition, opening in Wellington February 13! It’s a moving image exhibition curated our 2014 Curator-at-Large Gareth Watkins, which draws on the Archive’s large home movie collection to create a homage to the family pet. Admission is free and the exhibition runs until April 12. Read more about PET here.

Preparing for PET has gotten all of us staff at the Film Archive and Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero reminiscing about our own favourite pets… Stories of affectionate pet magpies, cunning dogs and romances between cats have been bouncing around the office.

Now we’d love to see your favourite pets!

Continue reading