Past events

Our Story Your Story
12 May 2012, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Monstrous mummies at the movies
Explore the world of mummies in movie culture as Professor Peter Hiscock reveals the quirky, scary and sometimes ludicrous roles of these ancient monsters.
This talk will explore the mummy films of not only Hollywood but also of British, French, and Mexican cinemas and will reveal the diversity of these films. Reanimate your interest in mummy movies.
This program supports the exhibition Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb and is part of our ongoing series of thought-provoking feature presentations for Our Story Your Story.
Our Story Your Story
Behind the Scenes Tour
15 May 2012, 11:00 AM
Behind the Scenes tours at Queensland Museum
Behind the Scenes Tour
Discover More: Year 5 Science
16 May 2012, 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Australian Curriculum Science year 5 Teacher Professional Development
Discover More: Year 5 Science
Our Story Your Story
19 May 2012, 01:00 PM
Archangels and Archaeology: the untold story of Queensland’s Abbey Museum
A spiritualist, mystic, historian and lifelong collector of antiquities, John Ward (1885-1949) embodied the cultural turmoil of an age of collapsing empires, religious fragmentation and world war. His quirky, personal, and immensely valuable collection is displayed at the Abbey Museum, Caboolture. In this talk, Ward's biographer shares the history of this fascinating man and how his quirky and surprising museum collection came to Queensland. This talk is part of our ongoing series of thought-provoking feature presentations for Our Story Your Story.
Our Story Your Story
After Dark | Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb
08 June 2012, 06:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Live Music from DJ Bacon, Collectors Lounge Bar and Cafe, Champagne Bar, Classic Films, Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb Exhibition + 3D Film, and experts and talks on selected nights. 18+
Films
One of the best B-Movie titles featuring Karloff the Uncanny in The Mummy (1932)
Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
After Dark | Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb
Our Story Your Story
09 June 2012, 01:00 PM
Forensic Egyptology
Not since the ancient embalmers mummified these Egyptians thousands of years ago have their secrets been revealed. Janet Davey, Forensic Egyptologist, will share these discoveries made possible by modern scanning technology.
This program supports the exhibition Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb and is part of our ongoing series of thought-provoking feature presentations for Our Story Your Story.
Our Story Your Story
My Terrific Hieroglyphic
12 June 2012 - 17 June 2012
Does your name tell a story? Children discover some of the symbols, marks and pictures people from around the world use to tell stories. Get hands-on as we match up hieroglyphs, pictures and letters. Create your name in picture letters as wearable art for all to see. This workshop presented by Queensland Museum & Sciencentre is part of QPAC's Out of the Box festival for children.
My Terrific Hieroglyphic
Our Story Your Story
14 June 2012, 11:30 AM
Ancient Egypt: The Queensland Museum Collection
Join the curators of the exhibition as they explore this amazing collection, including the recent discovery of missing pieces of a famous Book of the Dead at the museum. This program is part of our ongoing series of exhibition floor talks for Our Story Your Story.

Our Story Your Story
Drawings from Goodna State School
15 June 2012 - 15 July 2012
Queensland Museum’s Collectors Cafe will showcase 17 artworks by the students of Goodna State School, created just weeks after the devastating floods of 2011.
Drawings from Goodna State School
Mummify: DIY
26 June 2012 - 04 July 2012
Mummify: DIY is a hands-on mummification workshop for children aged 9 - 14 years, which fast-forwards 70 days of embalming into 45 minutes of afterlife antics.
Presented by the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology in association with Queensland Museum & Sciencentre.
45min workshops. Charges apply. Bookings essential. Places are limited.
This holiday program supports the exhibition Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb.

Mummify: DIY
Our Story Your Story
12 July 2012, 11:30 AM
Ancient Egypt: The Queensland Museum Collection
Join the curators of the exhibition as they explore this amazing collection, including the recent discovery of missing pieces of a famous Book of the Dead at the museum. This program is part of our ongoing series of exhibition floor talks for Our Story Your Story.

Our Story Your Story
After Dark | Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb
13 July 2012, 05:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Live Music from DJ Bacon, Collectors Lounge Bar and Cafe, Champagne Bar, Classic Films, Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb Exhibition + 3D Film, and experts and talks on selected nights. 18+
Films One of the best B-Movie titles featuring Karloff the Uncanny in The Mummy (1932)
Talks Meet a Modern Day Embalmer – Melissa Short 6.30 pm
After Dark | Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb
Our Story Your Story
14 July 2012, 01:00 PM
Meet a modern day embalmer
Melissa Short from the Gross Anatomy Facility at the University of Queensland will provide a unique insight into the world of modern day embalming. Join Melissa as she reflects on caring for the dead every day and explore how she became an embalmer. Find out about modern funeral processes and the journey body donors undertake. This program supports the exhibition Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb and is part of our ongoing series of thought-provoking feature presentations for Our Story Your Story.
Our Story Your Story
Behind the Scenes Tour
21 July 2012, 11:00 AM
Behind the Scenes tours at Queensland Museum
Behind the Scenes Tour
Dressed by the Best: Fashion, Glamour & Gwen Gillam
02 August 2012 - 24 February 2013
Gwen Gillam was the leading dress designer in Queensland during the 1950s and 1960s. Bringing together garments from the Queensland Museum archives as well as items donated by Gillam’s family, friends and clients, this exhibition sheds light on the life and work of this unique Queensland trailblazer.
Dressed by the Best: Fashion, Glamour & Gwen Gillam
Our Story Your Story
04 August 2012, 11:30 AM
Dressed by the Best: Fashion, Glamour & Gwen Gillam
Join the curators of the exhibition as they explore gorgeous gowns by fashion designer Gwen Gillam. This program is part of our ongoing series of exhibition floor talks for Our Story Your Story.
Our Story Your Story
Vintage Fair in the Whale Mall
04 August 2012, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
To continue the celebration of our 150 year anniversary the Museum presents the Vintage Fair in the Whale Mall. Featuring a cornucopia of vintage frocks, costumes, furs, jewels, hats, fabric, collectables, bric-a-brac, vinyl, homewares, curious crafts and much more!
Vintage Fair in the Whale Mall
Our Story Your Story
09 August 2012, 11:30 AM
Dressed by the Best: Fashion, Glamour & Gwen Gillam
Join the curators of the exhibition as they explore gorgeous gowns by fashion designer Gwen Gillam. This program is part of our ongoing series of exhibition floor talks for Our Story Your Story.
Our Story Your Story
After Dark | Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb
10 August 2012, 05:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Live Music from DJ Bacon, Collectors Lounge Bar and Cafe, Champagne Bar, Classic Films, Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb Exhibition + 3D Film, and experts and talks on selected nights. 18+
Films
One of the best B-Movie titles featuring Karloff the Uncanny in The Mummy (1932)
Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
After Dark | Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb
Our story your story
11 August 2012, 01:00 PM
The beautiful burial in Roman Egypt
In their quest for immortality ancient burial sites of the Roman period in Egypt reveal painted and gilded body coverings in preparation for the afterlife. Discussing his own excavations in Egypt, Assoc. Prof. Colin Hope from Monash University will share first-hand his discoveries of sacred tombs and elaborate burials from this era. This program supports the exhibition Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb and is part of our ongoing series of thought-provoking feature presentations for Our Story Your Story.

Our story your story
National Science Week - Meet the Curator
12 August 2012 - 17 August 2012
Meet our Biodiversity Curators during Science Week to learn about the amazing animals they collect and study. Discover the secrets of taxidermy and parasites, brush turkeys and giant insects. Share your own stories and experiences.
National Science Week - Meet the Curator
National Science Week - Science of Conservation
13 August 2012 - 17 August 2012
Join Queensland Museum conservator, Cathy ter Bogt, during Science Week as she demonstrates simple techniques for cleaning silver, reshaping fibre baskets and caring for your precious items. These sessions will be for two hours each day from 10:30-12:30 and be held in the Discovery Centre on Level 3.
National Science Week - Science of Conservation
National Science Week - Nitrogen Show
17 August 2012 - 16 August 2012
National Science Week Events at Queensland Museum and Sciencentre.
National Science Week - Nitrogen Show
Cafe Scientifique
18 August 2012, 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Join us for the closing event ceremony for National Science Week and the launch of Queensland’s first Café Scientifique. From The Science of Cocktails (exhibition, performance and tastings), live music, science photography exhibitions and “scientifique” canapés designed to translate cocktails to edibles.
Cafe Scientifique
Behind the Scenes Tour
18 August 2012, 11:00 AM
Behind the Scenes tours at Queensland Museum
Behind the Scenes Tour
Our Story Your Story
25 August 2012, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Dressed by the Best: Gwen Gillam Behind the Scenes
With fabulous frocks and gowns, fashion designer Gwen Gillam was a Queensland trailblazer who was known, quite simply, as 'the best'. This talk supports our exhibition Dressed by the Best: Fashion, Glamour & Gwen Gillam. This program is part of our ongoing series of feature presentations for Our Story Your Story.
Our Story Your Story
Our Story Your Story
13 September 2012, 11:30 AM
Dressed by the Best: Fashion, Glamour & Gwen Gillam
Join the curators of the exhibition as they explore gorgeous gowns by fashion designer Gwen Gillam. This program is part of our ongoing series of exhibition floor talks for Our Story Your Story.
Our Story Your Story
Behind the Scenes Tour
15 September 2012, 11:00 AM
Behind the Scenes tours at Queensland Museum
Behind the Scenes Tour
Mummify: DIY
25 September 2012 - 03 October 2012
This is not your average mummification ceremony in a grand temple with qualified embalmers. This Do It Yourself mummification fast forwards 70 days of embalming into 45 minutes of afterlife antics.
Mummify: DIY
Brisbane Open House 2012
06 October 2012, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
ALL SESSIONS ARE NOW FULL. On Saturday 6 October we'll be participating in the Brisbane Open House program for 2012. We'll be offering guided back of house tours in two areas: the Biodiversity collections stores and the Cultures & Histories collections stores.
Brisbane Open House 2012
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