The sound archives operation will continue to be based in Christchurch and all current Sound Archives staff have been offered employment with the Film Archive.
However, concern has been expressed by some around this decision. The National Film Archive is not covered by any legislation but is a charitable trust. Therefore, it has been argued that an opportunity has been missed to ensure the preservation and protection of material other than text and image, through legislative mandate.
|Ref: AWNS-18980930--4-1, Sir George Grey Special Collections|
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