Collection of butterflies

Queensland Museum Collection

At Queensland Museum we have been building our collections of the natural and cultural heritage of Queensland, its waters and near neighbours, since our beginnings as the Queensland Philosophical Society in 1862.

Our collection continues to grow through new acquisitions of objects and specimens that are relevant to Queensland. These elements of Queensland ’s heritage form the basis for our research projects, exhibitions and education programs. We use them to better understand key global issues – from climate change to nature conservation, and from cultural understanding to community histories.

The collection is stored and displayed in multiple venues across Queensland:

Managing the collection

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