Museum Revealed Podcast [Ep 21]: Ants: bioindicators of climate change with Dr Chris Burwell

Because some of them bite, sting or pass on life-threatening diseases, lurk in our kitchens at night, or eat our garden plants, not to mention occasionally decimate our food crops, insects tend to get a bad rap. But that’s not really fair. If they didn’t exist, nor would we. In fact, because of our existence, theirs is under threat. And perhaps this AMAZINGLY diverse class … Continue reading Museum Revealed Podcast [Ep 21]: Ants: bioindicators of climate change with Dr Chris Burwell

Museum Revealed Podcast [Ep 20]: Building SparkLab: How have Science Centre’s changed with Rebekah Collins

We may be biased, but at Queensland Museum Network we reckon we’ve got one of the best science centre’s in Australia! SparkLab, at Queensland Museum, has awesome interactive exhibits, live science experiments and investigations and a maker space – but perhaps best of all, learning officers who have science and education expertise and make it their mission to get you playing, questioning and testing your … Continue reading Museum Revealed Podcast [Ep 20]: Building SparkLab: How have Science Centre’s changed with Rebekah Collins

Museum Revealed Podcast [Ep 19]: The Workshops Rail Museum with Rob Shiels

Hop aboard the Museum Revealed Podcast Express to the Queensland Museum Network’s Ipswich campus: The Workshops Rail Museum. Somewhere amongst the network’s biggest and heaviest collection items you’ll find Curator, Rob Shiels. Like the museum itself, Rob isn’t just about trains, so come along for the ride… you never know where he might take us! Listen now on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Let’s meet our guest: Rob Shiels … Continue reading Museum Revealed Podcast [Ep 19]: The Workshops Rail Museum with Rob Shiels

Museum Revealed Podcast [Ep 18]: Museum Development across Queensland with Ewen McPhee

Let’s start with an undeniable fact: Queensland is a big state. From Texas in the south to the Torres Strait 3000 kilometres to the north, from Fraser Island on the east coast to Camooweal in the far west. How does a state museum make sure that people who’d have to travel by plane or four-wheel drive vehicle – or both – to visit on one … Continue reading Museum Revealed Podcast [Ep 18]: Museum Development across Queensland with Ewen McPhee

Museum Revealed Podcast [Ep 17]: Marine Parasites with Dr Terry Miller

Tape worms. Ticks. Head lice. The thought is enough to make you squirm, flinch and scratch. Yes, we’re talking about parasites! Most parasites are tiny; you’ll need a magnifying glass handy to see them. Dr Terry Miller, parasitologist and Queensland Museum Network’s Head of Biodiversity and Geosciences reveals more about this interesting, and often unpleasant group of organisms, as well as his role and research … Continue reading Museum Revealed Podcast [Ep 17]: Marine Parasites with Dr Terry Miller

Museum Revealed Podcast [Ep 15]: Insights into exhibition design with Alison Ross

There’s a group of unsung heroes in the museum world who work harder than anyone to bring the knowledge and vision of the curators and scientists to life in a way that excites and inspires you. We’re talking about the designers! Queensland Museum’s Senior Exhibition Designer Alison Ross gives us exclusive insight into her role at the museum, a day in the life of a … Continue reading Museum Revealed Podcast [Ep 15]: Insights into exhibition design with Alison Ross

Museum Revealed Podcast [Ep 14]: What it’s like to be a maritime archaeologist with Dr Maddy McAllister

How did such a large ship and experienced crew come to be wrecked? What is the full story of HMS Pandora that now lies at the bottom of the ocean? To celebrate National Archaeology Week, we’re chatting to Queensland Museum Network’s only underwater archaeologist Dr Maddy McAllister. You might know her from Instagram as the@ShipwreckMermaid.    In this episode we reveal the difference between underwater and … Continue reading Museum Revealed Podcast [Ep 14]: What it’s like to be a maritime archaeologist with Dr Maddy McAllister

Museum Revealed Podcast [Ep 13]: What does it take to be a palaeontologist with Dr Espen Knutsen

What does it take to be a palaeontologist? Join Dr Espen Knutsen, Senior Curator of Palaeontology for episode 13 of the Museum Revealed podcast as he outlines the process of preparing a plesiosaur fossil from the field to the lab and the new digital technologies that allow palaeontologists to look beyond the bones. Listen now on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Let’s meet our guest: Dr Espen Knutsen Dr … Continue reading Museum Revealed Podcast [Ep 13]: What does it take to be a palaeontologist with Dr Espen Knutsen

Museum Revealed Podcast [Ep 12]: Contemporary Collecting during COVID-19 with Judith Hickson

We’ve been collecting COVID-19 items including hand sanitiser, rainbow “honk for the helpers” signs and of course, face masks. On the Museum Revealed podcast today is Judith Hickson, Senior Curator of Social History who gives us an exclusive insight into contemporary collecting for the museum. Listen now on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Let’s meet our guest: Judith Hickson Judith Hickson joined the Queensland Museum in 2016 as a … Continue reading Museum Revealed Podcast [Ep 12]: Contemporary Collecting during COVID-19 with Judith Hickson

Museum Revealed Podcast [Ep 10]: Queensland Museum’s Whale Collection with Heather Janetzki

We’ve been having a whale of a time bringing the Museum Revealed podcast to your earbuds. In episode 10, Heather Janetzki, Collection Manager of Mammals and Birds reveals the Queensland Museum Whale Collection. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Let’s meet our guest: Heather Janetzki Heather joined the Queensland Museum in 1986, shortly after it moved to its present site at South Brisbane. She worked as an Education … Continue reading Museum Revealed Podcast [Ep 10]: Queensland Museum’s Whale Collection with Heather Janetzki

Museum Revealed Podcast [Ep 9]: Cobb+Co Museum History with Jeff Powell

This week on the Museum Revealed podcast we’re rolling back to the days of horse drawn carriages with Cobb+Co Museum’s curator Jeff Powell. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Let’s meet our guest: Jeff Powell Jeff Powell is the curator at Cobb+Co Branch, Queensland Museum in Toowoomba, where he has clocked up more than 30 years.  Cobb+Co Museum is home to a collection of around 50 … Continue reading Museum Revealed Podcast [Ep 9]: Cobb+Co Museum History with Jeff Powell

Museum Revealed Podcast [Ep 8]: Spider Facts with Dr Robert Raven

Our very own spiderman and superhero Dr Robert Raven is bringing you some quirky spider facts in episode 8 of the Museum Revealed podcast. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Let’s meet our guest: Dr Robert Raven With a wide knowledge of invertebrate groups, including earthworms and snails, as well as some frogs, Robert heads the most active arachnological unit in Australia. In 2010, they … Continue reading Museum Revealed Podcast [Ep 8]: Spider Facts with Dr Robert Raven

Museum Revealed Podcast [Ep 7]: I Do! Wedding Stories from Queensland with Carmen Burton

Love is in the air at QM. To discuss all the love stories from our latest exhibition I Do! Wedding Stories from Queensland join our Assistant Curator of Social History, Carmen Burton, for episode 7 of the Museum Revealed podcast. Listen now on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Let’s meet our guest: Carmen Burton Carmen has worked in the museum industry since 2004 and has been involved in many … Continue reading Museum Revealed Podcast [Ep 7]: I Do! Wedding Stories from Queensland with Carmen Burton

Museum Revealed Podcast [Ep 6]: Searching for Fossils with Palaeontologist Dr Espen Knutsen

How do you search for fossils? What happens when you find one? Join Dr Espen Knutsen, Senior Curator of Palaeontology for episode 6 of the Museum Revealed podcast. Listen now on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Let’s meet our guest: Dr Espen Knutsen Dr Espen Knutsen is Senior Curator Palaeontology at the Queensland Museum Network, based at the Museum of Tropical Queensland campus in Townsville.  His position is co-appointed … Continue reading Museum Revealed Podcast [Ep 6]: Searching for Fossils with Palaeontologist Dr Espen Knutsen

Museum Revealed Podcast [Ep 5]: Rare Book Collection with Librarian Shannon Robinson

Spotted our big and small finches at the museum yet? Brisbane Festival is now in full swing. To celebrate all things birds, today on the next episode of our podcast we are talking to our Librarian Shannon Robinson about Queensland Museum’s rare book collection. In particular John Gould’s The Birds of Australia publication. Listen now on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Let’s meet our guest: Shannon Robinson Shannon started work as the … Continue reading Museum Revealed Podcast [Ep 5]: Rare Book Collection with Librarian Shannon Robinson

Museum Revealed Podcast [Ep 3]: The Might and Muscle of Queensland’s extensive infrastructure system with Jen High

All aboard the Museum Revealed podcast train! In episode 3 Jen High, Senior Curator of Transport, Energy and Science, takes us through the new Might and Muscle exhibition at our regional campus The Workshops Rail Museum.   Listen now on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Let’s meet our guest: Jennifer High Jennifer High joined Queensland Museum in 2017 as Senior Curator of Transport, Energy and Science, based at The … Continue reading Museum Revealed Podcast [Ep 3]: The Might and Muscle of Queensland’s extensive infrastructure system with Jen High

Museum Revealed Podcast [Ep 2]: Mephisto: The Sole Surviving WW1 German Tank with Nick Hadnutt

Mephisto is the sole surviving German A7V Sturmpanzerwagen tank in the world, but did you know these facts about the rarest items in our collection? Tune in to the Museum Revealed podcast to hear Nick Hadnutt, Curator of Archaeology reveal how the tank ended up in Brisbane. Listen now on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Let’s meet our guest: Nick Hadnutt I am the Archaeology curator … Continue reading Museum Revealed Podcast [Ep 2]: Mephisto: The Sole Surviving WW1 German Tank with Nick Hadnutt

Museum Revealed Podcast [Ep 1]: Carnivorous Sponges and Deep Sea Creatures with Dr Merrick Ekins

In this episode of the Museum Revealed Podcast we chat to Dr Merrick Ekins about searching for carnivorous sponges deep under the sea, and his Moreton Bay dugong adventures. Listen now on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Meet our guest Merrick is the Collection Manager of Sessile Marine Invertebrates which include; Porifera (sponges), Cnidaria (hard and soft corals, jellyfish, hydroids, anemones), Ascidians, Zooanthids, Hemichordata, Bryozoans (lace … Continue reading Museum Revealed Podcast [Ep 1]: Carnivorous Sponges and Deep Sea Creatures with Dr Merrick Ekins