Behind the Scenes Tour - NAIDOC

We All Stand on Sacred Ground

To celebrate NAIDOC Week 5 – 12 July, Queensland Museum is hosting a special, one-day only Behind the Scenes tour of the Museum’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection stores on Saturday 18 July 2015.

The theme for NAIDOC Week this year is ‘We all Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect and Celebrate’ and this expert guided tour offers a unique chance to learn more about the value of the Queensland Museum’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collections in maintaining cultural heritage.

The Museum is like an iceberg – only a small part of our huge collection is on display. The Queensland anthropology collection covers a range of objects that showcase the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and highlight Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ strong cultural connection to land and sea. Highlights from the collection include: an ephemeral skinbark canoe from the Mapoon region collected in the 1930s; an intricate and colourful Torres Strait Island headdress (dhari); and a vibrant, award-winning turtle shell painting from the 1980s.

When: Saturday 18 July
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Cost: $35 Adults, $15 Child (10-15). Children must be 10 years and over.

Customised group bookings are available on week days by request.

MyMuseum members receive a 10% discount on tickets for the tour. 

Numbers are limited. Bookings are essential.

Tickets: BOOK NOW online or phone QTIX on 136 246

Event Details

18 July 2015, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Level 3 Discovery Centre
Adults $35 / Children (10-15) $15

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