The role of a museum curator

by Patrick Couper, Senior Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians, Queensland Museum The role of a museum curator is diverse and hugely rewarding with every day offering something new. My primary role is to oversee the museum’s frog and reptile collections, which now number around 86,000 specimens, and I undertake taxonomic research (the branch of science concerned with the classification of organisms – in my case, … Continue reading The role of a museum curator

Museum Tales: Journey to becoming a curator with Patrick Couper

I grew up in New Zealand and was always interested in natural history. As a child, I collected many things – shells, feathers and rocks etc. At the time, I belonged to the junior branch of the Forest and Bird Society in Wellington and would attend meetings where members would display the interesting objects they’d found. Continue reading Museum Tales: Journey to becoming a curator with Patrick Couper