The Museum Development Program provides best-practice museum expertise to heritage and collecting institutions across the state. Queensland Museum in conjunction with Arts Queensland run a unique program that provides community organisations an opportunity to access museum expertise through professional development and project based activities. The Museum Development Officers, also known as MDOs, have extensive experience in working with regional and remote communities and understand the challenges and opportunities that community collecting organisations face.
There are five professionally qualified Museum Development Officers based in Townsville, Toowoomba, Ipswich, Mackay and Cairns. The team is available to help right across Queensland.
The MDOs work in providing care and support for Queensland’s regional community heritage collections. This includes:
The MDOs work on a range of projects such as:
This work is done either on a fee for service basis or provided free of charge. Please contact your local MDO to discuss. Also visit our Queensland Museum and Community Collections blog for more information, helpful links and online resources.
View the Caring for Collection video series in collaboration with State Library of Queensland.