Film and Television Museum
Since its inception in 2004, our film and television museum group has been busy celebrating important historical milestones.
2006 was the 50th anniversary of television in Australia, which was celebrated with a reunion of all Perth stations at the Italian Club. Simultaneously, an exhibition was conducted in the undercroft of the Perth Town Hall with film screenings in the hall itself.
2009 was the 50th anniversary of television in Western Australia, which was celebrated by an exhibition at Fremantle.
Meanwhile, each station (Seven, ABC and Nine) has marked their 50th anniversary by reunions and special programs.
Popular nostalgic movie screenings have also been held each month at the heritage listed Cygnet Cinema in Como.
In addition, regular free InFocus presentations have been provided at a RSL Hall in East Victoria Park. These have covered everything television, radio and cinema related, from the historical and technological points of view. Demonstrations of antique equipment, with films and videos explaining how each medium evolved.
In doing so, issues in each industry have been explained, with footage of key events and people who made things happen.
In the process, important happenings and people are being remembered and their significance explained.These are valuable services being provided, which in many cases are free of charge.
It involves people with a keen interest in our history and the respective industries. Its a group where everyone who has worked in these fields should participate. Its a great way to mingle with old workmates and reminisce. Drinks and nibbles are provided free at the regular InFocus gatherings, where the attendance is also free.
A monthly newsletter is circulated to members on a monthly basis to keep everyone informed of coming events and news.
These can also be viewed on the museum’s web site at https://www.ammpt.asn.au as can a vast quantity of other information.
The WA TV History web site at http://watvhistory.com and the Western Australian Television and Radio Group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/watvhistory/ also support the activities of this important museum.
We encourage all folk who have been involved in cinema and broadcasting, no matter their roles, to also support AMMPT, or “Pictures in Motion – Film and Television Museum” as it is now known.
A membership application form can be downloaded from: https://www.facebook.com/groups/watvhistory/permalink/2424331007681078/
The 2019 Annual General Meeting of the AMMPT Western Region (Inc.) will be held on Wednesday 16th October 2019 commencing at 7:30 pm at the RSL Hall, Fred Bell Parade, East Victoria Park WA.This year is election year and members are encouraged to nominate a fellow member for a management committee position or consider running for office themselves. There is much work to be done and the association needs your help more than ever as our Museum grows.