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Museum Development Officers

Queensland Museum’s Museum Resource Centre Network provides vital support for regional community collections across Queensland. The Museum Resource Centre Network is an important partnership between the Queensland Museum and Arts Queensland. The Network employs five professionally qualified Museum Development Officers, known as MDOs, who are based in Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Ipswich and Toowoomba.

Wherever you are in regional Queensland, there is an MDO available to help you. Together we care for Queensland’s community cultural heritage collections including:

• Community museums  • Historical societies  • Local history libraries  • Archives  • Galleries  • Indigenous Keeping Places  • Multicultural groups

We provide some services for free and work with you on a fee-for-service basis on a range of projects such as:

• Strategic planning  • Policy development  • Collection management  • Public programs  • Significance assessment  • Preservation  • Exhibition/display development  • Grant writing  • Volunteer policy and procedures

Contact your local MDO

  1. Lovely to have a photo and see you all! Great to put faces to names. Love the blog idea and I’ll promote it in the libraries.

  2. Doreen Lovegrove

    Wish we had the similar for Tasmania. You lucky Queenslanders.

  3. Kevin John Gill

    Hi, my great grandparents John Murphy & Catherine Quinn married in Blackall 4 December 1889. Both were Irish born. John Murphy was a policeman, who became involved in the Shearers’ Strike. I’m trying to research this part & time of my family history. I’m seeking advice of who in Blackall I might be able to contact for information about Blackall during the Shearers’ strike period. many thanks for any help you could give me.

    • Dr Melanie Piddocke

      Hi Kevin,
      I suggest you contact the Blackall Historical Society – they may be able to help you with your research.
      Good luck!

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