Our collection contains over 200,000 moving image works.
Explore film, tape and disc material, time-based media art, games, television, digital culture and ephemera including books, journals, publicity photographs, film posters and press kits.
We provide access to the collection for in-depth research and have completed successful collaborative research projects with a number of universities, organisations and professional researchers.
Some of these research projects have covered subjects as diverse as:
- Chinese feature films
- Indigenous filmmakers
- 1980s Australian videogames
- Glass blowing
- Urban planning
- Representations of women in documentaries about Papua New Guinea
- 16mm Italian films
- School-building architecture
For information on how to access the ACMI Collection, explore our Frequently Asked Questions.
This project aims to create a playable history of Australasian videogames for industry, community and research purposes.
The Archiving Australian Media Arts project aims to preserve and make accessible Australia's rich history of interactive artworks before they deteriorate beyond repair.
An extraordinary collection of experimental feminist films by artist Sue Ford (1943–2009) has been generously donated to ACMI by the Sue Ford Archive and is now being made accessible to viewers for the first time.
For those prevented by distance from engaging with our programs we took teams on the road to work with local communities and inspire regional storytelling through the moving image.