Last Update To Website:- 2/4/2019
Origins of the Media Museum concept
The AMMPT is a non-profit body; originally formed in Western Australia by a group of individuals determined to preserve what is left of the motion-picture and television technologies of the pre-digital-video era.
Regional branches are being established throughout Australia, under the umbrella of a national body to unify and facilitate the development of autonomous branches – which will have custody and management of their own collections.
This branch, AMMPT Southern Region Inc., encompassing Victoria and Tasmania, was incorporated in 2012. It has been a slow start, as we do not have premises in which to manage and display our growing collection. We know there is much sympathy for our project, because many items of equipment have been either donated or pledged to us. Currently the items we have are in storage, and thus scattered and un-co-ordinated. Our ambition is to acquire real-estate premises in which we can suitably care for and exhibit the items entrusted to us. We are based in Melbourne.
The national AMMPT body was a logical outcome of the formation of the Western Australian organisation, over 10 years ago. This founding branch existed for almost a decade before it realised the dream of its own premises in which to establish its museum, in a part of the old Sunset Hospital in Perth.
AMMPT is nationally registered with ASIC, and is endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a charity with tax concessions, and as a Deductable Gift Recipient.
Help preserve, restore, and display the equipment, photographs, records and other memorabilia associated with the early developments of our moving-image industries.
Join AMMPT Southern Region Inc. and become involved in promoting these achievements to the wider public. Help us encourage appreciation and pride in what has been and continues to be accomplished by Australia’s moving picture industries.