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Explore nearly 800,000 films, radio, television and audio recordings spanning 120 years of Aotearoa New Zealand’s history.

Important information about collection use

We have a pause on requests for personal use, such as asking for a copy of a TV clip to watch at home. You can still view or listen to many items online, ask for more information or visit us in person.

Curated collections

Our online exhibitions are open 24/7 so you can explore highlights from the vibrant audiovisual heritage of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Explore the world of groundbreaking filmmaker Len Lye, in collaboration with the Len Lye Foundation.
Still from Len Lye footage depicting a thumbs up.
These favourites from the collection tell the fascinating story of New Zealand's music video evolution.
This 45-minute documentary shares some of our country's unique stories through its audiovisual treasures.
Radio interviews with wāhine Māori broadcast in 1993, to mark the International Year for the World's Indigenous Peoples and the centenary of Women's Suffrage.
Take a tour through items from the collection that shine a light on the wonderful legacy of Katherine Mansfield.
Browse this selection of classic Kiwi cinema, TV and radio ads from the 1920s to the 2000s.