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Collections & Preservation

Explore a vast collection of moving image material.

Our collection brings together a fascinating 75-year moving image legacy that encompasses Victoria, Australia, and the world. We present stories and objects in unique ways, spanning the conventions of traditional museums and reflecting the evolution of the moving image today.

Magnavox Odyssey console

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Discover the old and new, unique and nostalgic in our collection of films, TV, videogames, art and more.

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For researchers

Access a wide variety of digitised works and learn more about our local and global collaborative research projects.

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Commissions

Explore a suite of commissions developed in partnership with philanthropic and cultural organisations.

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ACMI Collection channel

Did you know that ACMI has one of the most significant moving image collections in Australia?

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Home movies

Visit landmarks long gone, revel in the fashions of yesteryear or just enjoy a glimpse of what life was like "back then".

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Collection gems

Browse a thematic selection of weird and wonderful titles and captivating glimpses of historic moments in time.

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Amazing Amateurs: Gadsden family home movie collection

Stories from the ACMI Collection

Read about the joys and challenges of collecting and preserving moving image works for our collection and beyond.

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Your donations go towards restoring, digitising and acquiring new works.

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