2022 Sound Stories

Is digital technology the future of cultural exhibitions?

Website being viewed on a laptop.
Exclusive NFSA content can be accessed online after visiting the exhibition (Photo: Hannah Donald)

For many young adults, visiting a cultural exhibition is not high on their weekend plans.  

Lack of engaging and interactive content seems to be at the forefront of their disinterest.  

The National Film and Sound Archive is aware of its disconnection with younger generations and has taken measures to attract a more youthful audience.  

The NFSA’s Australians and Hollywood exhibition has successfully included digital technology to create a more interactive exhibit.  

Celebrating the brilliant work by Australian filmmakers, the NFSA has created content that can be curated by the audience and explored at home.  

Is this the future for cultural exhibitions?

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Hogan, P.J. (Director). (1994) Muriel’s Wedding [Motion Picture]. Miramax.
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Luhrmann, B. (Director). (2001). Moulin Rouge! [Motion Picture]. 20th Century Studios.
Mit-Rich. (n.d.). That Ambience Corporate. Adobe Stock Audio.
Nolan, C. (Director). (2008). The Dark Knight [Motion Picture]. Warner Bros.
Noonan, C. (Director). (1985). Babe [Motion Picture]. Universal Pictures.
Waititi, T. (Director). (2017). Thor: Ragnorok [Motion Picture]. Marvel Studios.