The House of Cartier should be in Australia

THE HOUSE OF CARTIER EXHIBITION: A RARE JEWEL IN CANBERRA IN 2018. The House of Cartier offered an education for all in 2018: a once in a lifetime chance to learn about sociology and precious jewellery at a modest price. Earlier this year Canberra had the distinct pleasure and great honour of hosting the House of Cartier …

Propaganda during Wartime: Hearts & Minds

PROPAGANDA IS A LOADED WORD FOR MANY PUBLIC SERVANTS. However, for many historians, the word propaganda is the correct term to use for the wartime exhibition of poster and home-front promotional material currently on display in the Australian War Memorial (AWM). ‘Hearts and Minds: Wartime Propaganda’ features an attractive poster of ‘the Blonde Bombshell’, banned …

Classic American cars for Australian stars

CARS – CLASSIC AMERICAN CARS – ON VIEW AT THE NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE DREW IN THE CROWDS FOR ROCKABILLY AND 1960S POP STARS If the security hadn’t been so tight, we might have dared ask to take a spin in the white Cadillac or the white Thunderbird with the top down. White duco, gleaming chrome, shark …

Friday On My Mind at the NFSA

IF PLAYING YOUR OLD 33 RPMS OR EXTENDED PLAY RECORDS HELPS YOU FIND YOUR ‘GROOVE’ THING, THEN CONSIDER A FRIDAY NIGHT FOR SOME GOOD TIMES DOWN MEMORY LANE. One Friday a month, the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) in Canberra holds a Vinyl Lounge for patrons who want to play their favourite records again. The …