May 19, 2022

Australia: Collecting the History Of Video Games

From ArtsHub (Australia):

In September, the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia announced that they would begin collecting Australian video games for archival preservation for the first time. This marks a turning point in the institution’s approach to video games.

Historically, many cultural institutions have struggled to collect video games as cultural artefacts, but for CEO Jan Müller, the decision reflected a simple cultural truth: ‘We aim to be the national leader in collecting multimedia and new media content, and it would be impossible to accurately represent modern life without games. It is essential that games be collected alongside other audiovisual media, to ensure their continued preservation and access.’ So far, so straightforward; but as always, the devil’s in the details.

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See Also: National Film and Sound Archive of Australia to Preserve Aussie Video Games for the First Time (September 26, 2019)

See Also: National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

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