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Collecting Antiquities during wartime – Queensland Museum

22 April

Did you know that collecting antiquities as souvenirs was a popular past-time for Australian service personnel during the First World War? Join us to commemorate Anzac Day on Thursday 22 April for a free talk by UQ’s RD Milns Antiquities Museum Manager and Curator James Donaldson, together with Queensland Museum’s Senior Curator of Archaeology Dr Brit Asmussen, where the research partnership “The First World War Antiquities Project (Queensland)”, will be discussed, which has revealed the personal stories of soldiers, and when, how and why they collected antiquities – both authentic and fake.

After the talk, visitors will be able to explore Anzac Legacy Gallery with exclusive after-hours access and view the new Len and Gladys display about Australia’s only Aboriginal fighter pilot in World War Two.

Time: 6 pm-8 pm

Cost: Free but ticketed


22 April
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