Deposit to the Collection

Hinge family
Home movie showing the Hinge family in Christchurch (1910). This is the earliest home movie in Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision's collections.

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision collects all forms of moving image and sound – as well as related ephemera, documents and artefacts – that have a connection to New Zealand or New Zealanders. Find out more about what we collect or read our Selection and Acquisition policy

New deposits are cared for by our conservators and stored in controlled archival conditions, ensuring their longevity so that they can be accessed by future generations.

If you have items you would like to deposit to the archive’s care please read the information here on how to deposit.

Why Deposit with Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision?

  • Materials are kept safe in secure, temperature and humidity controlled environments. 
  • Preservation work is carried out by specialist staff, extending the life of the original item. Learn more about how items are preserved.
  • Items are added to our schedule for digitisation, further safeguarding the content.
  • We uphold the rights of Depositors, Copyright Holders and Kaitiaki and ask for permission to use items deposited within the collection as part of our mandate for making our collection accessible to the public.
  • Material in the collection will be available to inform, educate and inspire New Zealanders of the future.
 Photo of Gareth Evans
Gareth Evans – Senior Preservation Archivist (Film Colourist)

Note: as we have many thousands of analogue items in the collections, digitisation work is ongoing, not immediate.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about depositing material.

Watch a behind the scenes video on audio deposits coming into Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.