Queensland Museum

Queensland Museum

Queensland Museum

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The Queensland Museum is the state museum of Queensland. The museum currently operates four separate campuses; at South Brisbane, Ipswich, Toowoomba and Townsville.

The museum is funded by the State Government of Queensland.

History



The Queensland Museum was founded by the Queensland Philosophical Society on 20 January, 1862"A Time for a Museum — The History of the Queensland Museum — 1862 to 1986", — Patricia Mather, published by the Queensland Museum, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 2001 (originally published as "Volume 24" of "The Memoirs of the Queensland Museum"), one of the principal founders being Charles Coxen, and had several temporary homes in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The temporary homes included: The Old Windmill (1862–1869), Parliament House (1869–1873) and the General Post Office (1873–1879). The first professional curator was Karl Theodor Staiger.

The Queensland Government built a home for the Museum in William Street (later called the John Oxley State Library), with Queensland Museum moving there in 1879. The museum occupied the William Street location for 20 years.

In 1899, the Queensland Museum moved into the Exhibition Hall (now called the Old Museum), on Gregory Terrace in the Brisbane...
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