Queensland Museum archaeologist handling collection items in the Discovery Centre exhibition at South Bank

National Archaeology Week: Pop Up Talks

Monday 22 – Friday 26 May 2023

12pm – 1pm

Recommended for all ages

Queensland Museum, Discovery Centre, Level 4


Free, no bookings required

Celebrate National Archaeology Week at Queensland Museum and learn about the exciting ways the ancient past is meeting future technologies in this special edition series of Museum Curator Pop Up Talks.

From 22 – 26 May, our curators will deliver FREE daily discussions and demonstrations from 12 – 1pm in the Discovery Centre, on Level 4.

Presentations & discussions

Antiquties of the future: 3D printing and its potential role in museum collections
Monday 22 May, Tuesday 23 May, Thursday 25 May & Friday 26 May 2023
Presented by Lincoln Morse, Assistant Collection Manager, Archaeology

Step into the future with an exciting and interactive presentation about the possibilities of 3D printing. Using examples from our archaeology collection as well as other international institutions, you’ll discover how this cutting-edge technology is revolutionizing the museum experience by allowing us to recreate historical and archaeological artefacts in exquisite detail.
Compare the real artefacts next to 3D printed replicas and tell us what you think - Is this the way forward?
Don't miss out on this opportunity to explore the limitless possibilities of 3D printing in the preservation and presentation of international cultural heritage.

Preserving Our Ancient Antiquities for the future
Wednesday 24 May 2023
Presented by Brit Asmussen, Senior Curator Archaeology and Cathy Ter Bogt, Senior Conservator

This discussion will focus on some of the rare archaeological collection items that are housed here at Queensland Museum, and discuss the fascinating conservation methods that are associated with these artefacts to make sure they are available for display and preserved into the future.

For more information and to find more National Archaeology Week events around Queensland and Australia, visit National Archaeology Week.

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