Danny Bultitude salutes the Dame Gaylene Preston Legacy Project

In February 2021, I was taken on as an intern at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision due to my established working relationship with Dame Gaylene Preston. I had been her personal assistant over the past five months, my work often veering into archival territory. By familiarising myself with the intricacies of her career and organising some of her personal digital archives, I had naturally gained a lot of relevant content knowledge.

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40 years of the New Zealand Film Archive

Forty years ago, the New Zealand Film Archive was born. It had only one full time employee, a cinephile named Jonathan Dennis, who had just returned from touring film archives in Europe to learn as much as he could about the work ahead.

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