Queensland Museum’s 150th Birthday!
John & Julie helped celebrate the Queensland Museum’s 150th Birthday at a grand re-opening on Friday evening. The Museum was affected by floods which inundated the basement and reeked all sorts of havoc. It proved a good excuse to give the old girl an overhaul and now she is looking better than ever. The Museum was established just 2 years after Queensland became a State so it has been documenting, profiling and educating us right from the start. I will never forget when I was in grade 5 gasping when seeing a mummified child’s hand wearing a gold ring on display at the Old Museum on Wickham Terrace.
Our exhibition ‘How to Make a Monster – the art and technology of animatronics’ remains number 2 most visited travelling exhibition ever staged at the Queensland Museum and was a smash hit at the Townsville campus (Museum of Tropical Queensland) so it was nice to be invited to join in the birthday celebrations.