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Media City Proposal for former ABC Site

Posted by ken On September - 1 - 2013

    People are probably wondering when the old ABC building in Perth will be cleaned up and made presentable. Veterans who worked there lament its deteriorated state since the ABC vacated, whilst youngsters with no sense of nostalgia most likely want it gone altogether. It looks like many heritage sites, such as the burnt out […]

A taste of AMMPT in the following months

Posted by ken On April - 30 - 2012

Though the WA TV History group is a separate entity from the Australian Museum of Motion Picture and Television (Inc) we share a passion for preserving the heritage of the broadcasting and film industries. The following will give a glimpse of what AMMPT is doing in the following months. The museum association is still looking […]

AMMPT Appeal for Storage Space

Posted by ken On March - 13 - 2012

AMMPT Appeal for Storage Space The Australian Museum of Motion Picture & Television (AMMPT) promotes an awareness of Australia’s contribution to film and television, and in doing so has collected a vast range of memorabilia from film and TV cameras to cinema projectors and all the paraphernalia associated with these industries. Sadly, the association does […]

New Age Museums can dramatically boost tourism

Posted by ken On November - 18 - 2011

New Age Museums can dramatically boost tourism In our recent story titled “Finding a new home for TV stations and memorabilia” we pointed out that the Australian Museum of Motion Picture and Television (AMMPT) has been seeking a home for the last decade, without success. It would seem that remembering our immediate cinema, radio and […]

Early History of the Moving Image

Posted by ken On April - 3 - 2011

As part of Museum Week, the Australian Museum of Motion Picture and Television (AMMPT) will conduct a public presentation with demonstrations of very early equipment. Featured will be a shadow puppet theatre, Magic Lantern show and a range of early carnival and sideshow moving image attractions, which captivated young children and parents during the mid […]

Keeping our Heritage

Posted by ken On March - 29 - 2011

The importance attached to keeping our heritage differs greatly between individuals, organisations and governments. Fortunately there are many who devote their time and energy to collecting artefacts which may otherwise be lost. TV Veterans at 2009 TVW Reunion The ABC Collectors program does a wonderful job of maintaining the profile of people engaged in keeping […]

AMMPT Media Release – TV’s eleventh hour

Posted by ken On March - 31 - 2010

What: The pioneers of Australian television are in danger of being swept into obscurity. A national effort has begun to ensure these people and their technology won’t suffer the same fate as many of those individuals and companies who began our cinema industry over a hundred years ago. Where: Meetings of concerned people from the […]

A Chat With Max

Posted by ken On March - 11 - 2010

Bel Canto Promotions presents… Sunday Serenades Concert No. 2 A Chat With Max Enjoy an afternoon with Perth celebrity Max Kay as he chats about his life and career. From his life on the stage, the highlights of the Civic Theatre days or to what he fills his days with now, this is one fun […]

Please note that the Australian Museum of Motion Picture Technology (AMMPT) is a separate entity from this web site. We are promoting AMMPT’s exhibition because they share a common interest in television heritage matters. A free public exhibition is currently running at the Fremantle Arts Centre, entitled “50 years of television broadcasting in Western Australia”. […]


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