Lost Creatures: Stories from Ancient Queensland – Curator Q&A Sessions with Andrew Rozefelds

In search of Ancient Queensland...

Lost Creatures: Stories from Ancient Queensland showcases some of Queensland's most significant fossil finds as well as cutting-edge research and technology. Join the Museum's Head of Ancient Environments, Dr Andrew Rozefelds, for a Q&A session. Hear stories from behind the scenes of the exhibition, find out more about these incredible fossil finds and gain insight into our current research in this field.

Time: 11.00am & 1.00pm

Date: Saturday 25 January

Cost: Free admission

Location: Theatre, Level 2

Free admission. Limited places available. Reserved seating is available for MyMuseum members. Email mymuseum@qm.qld.gov.au or call (07) 3840 7888 to secure your place.

About the curator

Dr Andrew Rozefelds is the Head of the Ancient Environment Program at Queensland Museum.

He worked at the Queensland Museum from 1977 to 1991, when he went  to undertake further studies in Adelaide and then completed a PhD in botany at the University of Melbourne.

He then worked as botanist in Tasmania for eight years where he described new species of plants from Australia, and undertook field work around Australia. He also worked as Deputy Director Collections and Research at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery from 2004-2011.

After a twenty year gap, Andrew returned to the Queensland Museum to take on the challenges of managing what is the largest collection of fossils in the Southern Hemisphere. He says that “this unique collection gives us important insights into the history of life on the planet – but with a uniquely Queensland focus”.

His current research is looking at how life re-emerges and evolves after a major environmental catastrophe. The Queensland fossil record allows us to do this through the remarkable animals that survived the “mother of all extinction” events at the end of the Permian Period, 250 million years ago.

Event Details

Dates
25 January 2014
Location
Theatre on Level 2
Cost
Free

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