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Queensland Government

Science portfolio of the Department of Environment and Science

Department of Environment and Science

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Queensland Museum

Loimia genus of sea worm by the Queensland Museum

Queensland Government

Queensland Museum is a museum of natural history, cultural heritage, science and human achievement that tells the changing story of Queensland. The Museum houses permanent and changing exhibitions and also provides in-depth education experiences, innovative public programs, early childhood activities and entertaining holiday activities. We aim to connect visitors to Queensland, its people and place in the world - past, present and future through exhibitions, displays and public programs. The Museum conducts internationally significant research into cultures and histories, geological and biological sciences and environment, and is home to millions of objects, specimens and artefacts that tell the changing story of Queensland.


Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Cultural and historical research
  • Biological research
  • Anthropological research
  • Paleontological research - the most comprehensive fossil heritage in Australia

Facilities and major equipment

  • Queensland Centre for Biodiversity
  • Queensland Museum - Brisbane
  • Museum of Tropical Queensland
  • Molecular Identities Laboratory

Number of research staff

20–100 research staff


Queensland Museum, 74 Grey Street, South Brisbane, 4101

Lead researchers

  • Doctor John Hooper—Recognised worldwide for research on heat exchangers, heat transfer and energy; publisher and reviewer for numerous journals and books.
  • Professor Halim Gurgenci—Chair of Aus. Geothermal Association; reviewer and advisor for several international renewable energy projects; a lead researcher in ASTRI.
  • Doctor Zhiqiang Guan—Developed fresh water conservation cooling technologies for renewable power plants; published more than 40 journals and conference papers.

Other centres in Queensland

Organisation type

  • Queensland statutory authority
  • Not-for-profit
  • Museum

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Last updated:
3 June 2019