What’s On – Queensland Museum Network September 2020

Queensland Museum
Corner Grey and Melbourne Streets, South Brisbane
Phone: 07 3840 7555
www.qm.qld.gov.au
Facebook: Facebook.com/qldmuseum
Twitter: @qldmuseum
Instagram: qldmuseum

WE ARE OPEN AGAIN
Queensland Museum is open again, but there are changed entry conditions to allow visitors to reconnect with arts and culture.
You will see some changes to the way we do things including booking a free-timed ticket to enter the museum.
SparkLab is a paid experience and you will need to purchase a ticket, Annual Pass holders will need to book a timed ticket prior to visiting.
Bryan the Blue-banded bee will be able to guide you through the museum and ensure you maintain social distancing.
To book your free online ticket visit www.qm.qld.gov.au

EXHIBITIONS:

I Do! Wedding Stories from Queensland
Opening 18 September 2020

Opening this Spring, I Do! Wedding Stories from Queensland will present wedding garments, accessories and stories through a series of themes, revealing stories of evolving fashion, changing cultural traditions, heartbreaking circumstances and what it truly means to love.

The exhibition has been curated exclusively by Queensland Museum, showcasing never before displayed pieces from the State Collection, generous loans of personal items from Queenslanders and commissioned artwork.

Join us as we walk you down the aisle of changing custom, fashion and circumstance of weddings from the last 180 years.

Visit www.qm.qld.gov.au/ido

Level 2, Queensland Museum
Cost: $10 (Adult) and $8 (Concession)

Omnipresence
Now Open

Take a step into the unknown and immerse yourself in Omnipresence, an audio-visual installation by artists Daniel Iregui and Mauricio Iregui.

Opening at Queensland Museum in August, expect the unexpected as you become part of the installation with multilayered reflections that merge and distort to create a reflection with a difference.

Step inside Omnipresence and become part of the installation.

Level 3, Queensland Museum
Cost: Free

Threads
Now open
Threads showcases a stunning collection of fashion and art from Aboriginal Quandamooka artist Elisa Jane Carmichael. It features six hand woven sculptural dresses and artwork Weaving: past, present, future to highlight Elisa Jane’s connection to country and personal journey to insert Aboriginal narratives into Australia’s fashion history.
In this exhibition, Elisa demonstrates how her arts practice creates threads that gives us a pathway to creating awareness about the depth of First Nation’s Peoples textile making in Australia and symbolic of interwoven, intergenerational knowledge.
Level 2, Queensland Museum
Cost: Free

SparkLab Sciencentre
Permanent

Ignite your imagination in SparkLab, our new Sciencentre experience where you’ll be free to follow your curiosity and bring out your inner scientist as you question, investigate and wonder about the world around you.
Explore 40 interactive exhibits across three zones and discover how science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) affect your everyday world.
www.qm.qld.gov.au

Level 1, Queensland Museum
Cost:
Adult: $15.50
Concession: $13.50
Child (5-15 years): $12.50
Family (2A + 2C): $46
Children under 5: Free
MyMuseum Members: Free

EVENTS:

I Do! After Dark
Friday 18 September
5.30pm-8.30pm

As the sun goes down and the stars come out join us for the official opening night for a very special After Dark!

Be guided through our new special exhibition with an exclusive tour. Join us for an in-conversation with First Nations artists Simone Arnol and Bernard Singleton, whose commissioned artwork is featured in the exhibition.
Learn about the intricate and considered work that goes into preserving garments and textiles with QM’s Senior Conservator Solitaire Osei.
Hear from Vilaseri and Luisa Tuicolo as they share the importance of traditional Fijian masi cloth, how it is made and the story behind their daughter’s wedding dress.

Visit www.qm.qld.gov.au/ido
Cost: $30 (18+ event)

Aviary of Finches
Opens 4 September

Fly into Queensland Museum to take in the vibrancy and colours of a charm of 20 live finches that have nested in a specially designed aviary on level 1.

Take the time to unwind, take in their dazzling array of beauty, listen to their subtle, yet enchanting chirps and song and enjoy their lively aerial antics and social interactions as they go about their day.
Once you’ve seen the most beautiful finch in the world, gain an insight into how it claimed that title with a rare look at John Gould’s The Birds of Australia from Queensland Museum’s rare book collection.

For a limited time, this extraordinary book will be on display alongside our charm of live finches.
Level 1, Queensland Museum

Cost: Free

Scales & Tails Reptile Workshop Masterclass
Thursday 24 – Tuesday 29 September
Session times: 10:00 -11:00 am, 11:30 – 12:30 pm

These school holidays, come and join herpetologist and wildlife photographer Steve Wilson at the museum in a small group workshop experience like no other, exploring the amazing diversity and incredible adaptations of reptiles. Experience first-hand how the Museum scientists identify different species.

Cost: $35 per participant

https://www.qm.qld.gov.au/Events+and+Exhibitions/Events/2020/09/Scales+and+Tails+Masterclass

Meet Our Curator: The Shell Makers
Wednesday, 2 September
1pm – 2pm

Join Mollusc Collection Manager, Darryl Potter, for a scintillating session on shells. An assortment of museum mollusc shells will be presented. The examples will include: shiny-surfaced cowries, tent-patterned cones, spiny Murex, thorny oysters, fringed venus clams, banded rainforest snails, mud whelks, oysters and mussels. Some examples of molluscs that have no external shell will also be displayed, such as the internal shell of a cuttlefish, and that of a Ram’s Horn Squid.

Cost: Free with general admission museum ticket
Visit www.qm.qld.gov.au

Scavenger Hunt
Ongoing

Follow Bryan the Blue-banded bee around the museum on a trail where you can discover objects, activities, and games to play.
Visit www.qm.qld.gov.au and download and print prior to arriving at the museum.

Queensland Museum
Cost: Free

The Workshops Rail Museum
North Street, North Ipswich
Phone: 07 3432 5100
www.theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au

WE ARE OPEN AGAIN
The Workshops Rail Museum is open again, but there are changed entry conditions to allow visitors to reconnect with arts and culture.
You will see some changes to the way we do things including booking a free-timed ticket to enter the museum.
Bryan the Blue-banded bee will be able to guide you through the museum and ensure you maintain social distancing.
To book your ticket visit www.theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au

EXHIBITIONS:

How Cities Work
Now open

Explore the city inside and out, top to bottom in a whole new way! From sewers to skyscrapers, this interactive exhibition reveals the secret workings of the city. Peek inside buildings, duck underground, and explore the streets to find out what’s going on above your head and beneath your feet. Based on the book ‘How Cities Work’ published by Lonely Planet, the How Cities Work exhibition has been developed in collaboration with renowned artist and illustrator James Gulliver Hancock, illustrator of the book.
Cost: Free until 30 August – Bookings essential
Visit theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au for more information.

Sciencentre
Now open

Unleash your inner scientist at the new Sciencentre.

Follow your curiosity, ask questions, test your ideas and use your imagination in this fun and experience-rich environment.
Find out more about the science behind train travel, challenge your friends, solve puzzles and learn how science is a part of the things we do every day. Explore the world of science through play with over 20 interactive stations.

Cost: Free until 30 August – Bookings essential

Visit theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au for more information.

EVENTS:

Scavenger Hunt
Ongoing
Follow Bryan the Blue-banded bee around the museum on a trail where you can discover objects, activities, and games to play.
Visit theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au and download and print prior to arriving at the museum here:

Cost: Free
Visit theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au for more information.

Cobb+Co Museum
27 Lindsay Street, Toowoomba
Phone: 07 4659 4900
www.cobbandco.qm.qld.gov.au

WE ARE OPEN AGAIN
Cobb+Co Museum is open again, but there are changed entry conditions to allow visitors to reconnect with arts and culture.
You will see some changes to the way we do things including booking a free-timed ticket to enter the museum.
Bryan the Blue-banded bee will be able to guide you through the museum and ensure you maintain social distancing.
To book your ticket visit www.cobbandco.qm.qld.gov.au

EXHIBITIONS:

Science on the Move
Now open
Enjoy, discover and explore principles of light, music and sound, human biology and health, force and motion, ecology and the environment, electricity and magnetism, human population and genetics.

Science on the Move’s intriguing exhibit investigations will engage your mind and body.

Turn yourself into a battery, crank up a tornado in a bottle, escape from handcuffs, predict the outcome of chaos, build a food chain, measure your fitness and much, much more.

Cost: Included with entry to museum. Admission is FREE for residents of the Toowoomba Regional Council region with proof of residency
Adult $12.50, Concession $10, Child (ages 3 to 15) $6.50, Family (1 adult + 3 children) $25, Family (2 adults + 4 children) $32

Visit www.cobbandco.qm.qld.gov.au or phone 07 4659 4900

Sciencentre
On now
Unleash your inner scientist at the new Sciencentre. Follow your curiosity, ask questions, test your ideas and use your imagination in this fun and experience-rich environment.
Find out more about the science of energy – what it is and how it’s converted to things like bubbles, waves and electricity. Explore the world of science through play with 15 interactive stations.
Cost: Included with entry to museum. Admission is FREE for residents of the Toowoomba Regional Council region with proof of residency
Adult $12.50, Concession $10, Child (ages 3 to 15) $6.50, Family (1 adult + 3 children) $25, Family (2 adults + 4 children) $32

Visit www.cobbandco.qm.qld.gov.au or phone 07 4659 4900

EVENTS:

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
Throughout September

Hanging Basket Display
14-27 September
Surround yourself with a beautiful display of hanging baskets in the Museum Show Ring. While you’re here, cast your vote for the People’s Choice best hanging basket.

#trEATS
Cobb’s Coffee Shop is participating in the #trEATS campaign, offering a daily springtime special for $20 showcasing local ingredients and produce.

Backyard Detective GROW
From 19 September
Put on your detective shoes for our spring school holiday program! For $6.50, kids will be given a GROW pack filled with goodies for their home garden, and a self-led trail activity. Running daily, purchase your GROW packs at our front counter.

Carnival Demonstrations

Blacksmithing On Display

19-20 & 26-27 September | Demonstration

Watch as our Blacksmith Terry Drennan leads a class of students in creating their own fireside and BBQ tool set.

Leadlighting On Display

12 & 13 September | Demonstration

Watch as Richard Apel leads a class to create beautiful stained glass panels.

Local Artisan Products

During September | Display

Browse the selection of beautiful carnival inspired items by local artisans.

Our Carnival program is included with Museum admission.

Scavenger Hunt
Ongoing
Follow Bryan the Blue-banded bee around the museum on a trail where you can discover objects, activities, and games to play.
Visit www.cobbandco.qm.qld.gov.au and download and print prior to arriving at the museum here:

Cost: Free
Visit www.cobbandco.qm.qld.gov.au for more information.

Hands on Workshops
Ongoing

Discover your inner artisan at one of our renowned Hands on Workshops.
Experience the satisfaction of learning a traditional skill and creating something beautiful and functional by hand. Classes are small to ensure you receive all the assistance you need to complete the project from our expert artisans. Plus you will enjoy delicious refreshments prepared in Cobb’s Coffee Shop.

Choose your workshop and book online now or contact Cobb+Co Museum on 07 4659 4900.

Museum of Tropical Queensland
70-102 Flinders Street East, Townsville
Phone: 07 4726 0600
www.mtq.qm.qld.gov.au
See you in 2021 – visit us online

Museum of Tropical Queensland will remain closed until early 2021 as we undergo major internal works to repair the sail roof over the Great Gallery and exhibition spaces.

Locals, Annual Pass holders and visitors to the region are invited to visit us virtually via our Museum at Home website where you can:

Stay up to date with our announcements in research and future exhibitions
Tune into amazing facts and information via our YouTube channel
Explore amazing activities for kids to do at home
Check out our exhibitions online
Download Learning and Teaching Resources
Explore the State Collection online
Purchase from Queensland Museum Shop online

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