Congratulations to Canberra's own National Film and Sound Archive which has made it to the Australian final for the international #MDO5 Museum Dance Off competition.

The archive's staff will be up against the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney for the glory of being the nation's funkiest institution.

Whoever wins the Australian final, will represent the country in the international dance-off on May 14.

The winner is determined by a public vote on Monday and Tuesday.

Online voting at will only be open for a 24-hour period from 10pm Monday, May 7 to 9:59pm Tuesday, May 8.


The NFSA Dance Off video is available on YouTube:

NFSA CEO Jan Müller said they had had a "very positive response'' to their entry.

"We chose Kylie Minogues Step Back in Time because its theme relates to the mission of the NFSA: to collect, preserve and share Australias audiovisual heritage,'' he said.

"And while we do step back in time, we are also about stepping forward as we digitise and
grow our collection every day.''

A still from the National Film and Sound Archive's video entry into the Museum Dance Off competition.

Now in its fifth and final year, Museum Dance Off is an international competition featuring museums,

galleries, libraries and archives around the world showcasing their facilities and work, as well as their best dance moves.

The public is encouraged to share the NFSAs Dance Off entry on social media, using the hashtag #MDO5, and to vote for the NFSA on May 7-8.

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