Sophie Price is currently acting in the Senior Museum Development Officer position for Central Queensland. Find out more about the Museum Development Program.
Sophie Price is Assistant Curator, Anthropology at Queensland Museum Network, managing the unique First Nations and Social History collections at Museum of Tropical Queensland in Townsville. Sophie is also an Adjunct Research Associate with James Cook University.
Her curatorial experience is exemplified by the curation of recent exhibitions, Connections across the Coral Sea and the inaugural First Nations displays at Museum of Tropical Queensland in the First Nations Foyer. Sophie’s curatorial practice prioritises community-led research and engagement.
Sophie’s research focuses on re-contextualising cultural collections and addressing colonial legacies and practices in museums. This research looks specifically at the influence of colonisation on the formation and use of historic museum collections, and how decolonisation practices can reshape the way museums work with and for collections and communities now and into the future. Sophie is also passionate about contemporary collecting, to address the imbalance of traditional museum collections and diversify collecting areas that cover women’s history, LGBTIQA+ communities and current social and political movements.
In her role, Sophie is an active voice for accessibility and knowledge sharing between people and collections, conveying the importance of non-traditional research and communication outputs. She regularly blogs and provides ‘behind the scenes’ insights into the museum industry via her social media platform - @sophies.curatorial.