Snap your One Weekend in Queensland to be part of new gallery

31 May 2018

Queenslanders are being urged to document their typical weekend on June 9-10, as part of a social media campaign to highlight life in Queensland with selected images to be displayed in a new permanent gallery at Queensland Museum.

‘One Weekend in Queensland’ aims to provide a snapshot of what life is like in Queensland in 2018 as part of a digital display in the museum’s new Anzac legacy gallery due to open later this year.

The new permanent gallery, due to open in late 2018, is part of the Queensland Government’s Anzac Centenary commemorations and will explore the impact and legacy of the First World War on Queensland.

Queensland Museum Acting CEO Dr Jim Thompson said this was a great opportunity for Queenslanders to be part of the new gallery.

“This digital display aims to showcase life in Queensland today so we are asking everyday Queenslanders to be part of this exciting opportunity,” Dr Thompson said.

“Whether your typical weekend is spent working on a farm, having a barbecue with friends, participating in sports or at the beach, we want to see your photos and have you be part of our new gallery.

“From the south-east to tropical north Queensland and the western plains, this is your opportunity to show visitors around the world what it means to be a Queenslander.”

Participating is easy, take a snap on your phone and upload it to social media with the hashtag #1WeekendinQLD and ensure your photo is set to public.

Queensland Museum Principal Curator, History, Industry and Technology, Dr Geraldine Mate said museum curators were looking for a wide variety of images that truly represent life in Queensland in 2018.

“One of the themes our new Anzac legacy gallery will explore is a celebration of freedom and coming together and this digital display will be one way we can highlight how Queenslanders enjoy those freedoms today,” Dr Mate said.

“Given that Wednesday 6 June is Queensland Day, we thought there is no better time to ask Queenslanders to be part of something that celebrates our wonderful state.”

The Queensland Government has contributed $7.6 million towards the development of the gallery project as part of the 2014 – 2018 Anzac Centenary, commemorating 100 years since the First World War.

For more information about the campaign and how you can be involved visit qm.qld.gov.au

Follow the campaign on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #1WeekendinQLD

Date: 9-10 June 2018
Hashtags: #1WeekendinQLD

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