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2010 Museums Alight!

15 May - 23 May 2010

International Museum Day is on the 18 May and to celebrate, the week-long, state-wide event, Museums Alight! 2010, provides the opportunity for museums and galleries in every region of Queensland to showcase their collections, historical venues and their stories to the public while taking part in the global celebration of International Museum Day.

The 2010 International Council of Museums’ (ICOM) theme is Museums and Social Harmony. The basis of social harmony lies in dialogue, tolerance, coexistence and development – ‘to agree but to stand out, to look for common ground but to keep the difference’.

M&GSQ has invited museums and galleries throughout Queensland to participate in Museums Alight! 2010 by joining with other organisations in their community and working together on a museum/gallery project.

Below are all of the organisations participating this year. Click on their name to see what activities they are holding for Museums Alight!

If you need any further details about Museums Alight!, please phone Leisha Lawrence, Information Officer at M&GSQ on 07 3215 0820 or email information@magsq.com.au

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To download a media release for any of the participating organisations, visit M&GQ's Media Room

BRISBANE
SOUTH EAST QLD
DARLING DOWNS
WIDE BAY/BURNETT
CENTRAL QLD
NORTH QLD

BRISBANE

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2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment (QMI) Museum -
Special Open Day at the Museum
When: Sunday 16 May 2010, 1pm - 4pm
Where: 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment (QMI) Museum,
Chauvel Dve, Gallipoli Barracks, Enoggera (via Lloyd St)
Cost: FREE
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Brisbane's Living Heritage Network -
Network Open Day
When: Sunday 16 May 2010
Where: Brisbane Museums - see list
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Diamantina Health Care Museum -
History Talk - Diamantina Hospital for Chronic Diseases, the Countess Diamantina Roma - Lady Bowen, and the Dispenser Frederick Staubwasser.
When: Sunday 16 May, 6pm
Where: Diamantina Health Care Museum, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Cornwall St Entrance, Woolloongabba
Cost: FREE
Bookings required: phone 07 3345 2239
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MacArthur Museum Brisbane - The Home Front: Talk and children's hands-on activities
When: Talk - Thursday 13 May, 7pm
Children's activities - Sunday 9 and 16 May, 11am
Where: MacArthur Museum, 8th floor, 201 Edward St, Brisbane
Cost: see below for cost of each activity
Bookings required: phone 07 3211 7052
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Newstead House -
Arks, Parks and Indiana Jones Free Public Concert
When: Sunday 16 May 2010, 2.30pm
Where: Newstead House, Newstead Park, Cnr Breakfast Creek Rd and Newstead Ave, Newstead
Cost: FREE
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Old Government House -
The Lamington Cake's Queensland Origins
When: Sunday 16 May and Wednesday 19 May 2010, 10am-11.30am
Where: Old Government House, 2 George St, Brisbane
Cost: FREE
Bookings required: phone 07 3138 8005
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QUT Art Museum -
Curator Talk - UnAustralia: Reimaging National Identity
When: Saturday 15 May, 1pm
Where: QUT Art Museum, 2 George St, Brisbane
Cost: FREE
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The University of Queensland Art Museum -
History of Collecting at UQ Art Museum
When: Monday to Sunday 10am-4pm
Where: UQ Art Museum, University Drive, St Lucia
Cost: FREE
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Windsor and Districts Historical Society -
Windsor and Districts Historical Society Displays
When: Sunday and Monday 1pm-4pm
Where: Windsor and Districts Historical Society, Cnr Lutwyche Rd and Palmer St, Windsor
Cost: FREE
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The World Expo '88 Museum -
World Expo '88 Commemorative Display and Free Guided Tours
When: Monday to Sunday 10am-4pm
Where: Nepal Peace Pagoda, South Bank Parklands, Brisbane
Cost: FREE
Bookings required: phone 0417 434 105
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SOUTH EAST QLDBack to top

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Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology -
Night at the Museum with wine and nibbles
When: Tuesday 18 May 2010, 7pm
Where: Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, 1-63 The Abbey Place, Caboolture
Cost: Adults: $8.80, Concession: $6.00, Children: $5.00,
Family: $19.80, Group: $5.50
Bookings required: phone 07 5495 1652
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Discover Eumundi Heritage and Visitor Centre -
'My Tree' Photographic Competition Display
When: Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm, Saturday 9am to 3pm, Sunday 10am to 2pm
Where: Discover Eumundi Heritage and Visitor Centre,
corner Gridley St & Memorial Dr, Eumundi
Cost: FREE
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Gold Coast and Hinterland Historical Museum -
Aboriginal Artefacts Collection Display and Lectures with Michael Aird
When: Thursday 13 May and Saturday 15 May 2010, 11am
Where: Gold Coast and Hinterland Historical Museum, 8 Elliott St, Bundall
Cost: Adults $5, Children free
Bookings required: phone 07 5533 9815
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Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum -
A Night at the Museum including Dinner
When: Saturday 8 May 2010, 6pm
Where: Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum, 215 Brisbane Rd, Gympie
Cost: Dinner: adult $16, child $8
Guided tour after dinner: adult $4.40, concession $3.30, child (14+) $2.20, child (under 14) $1.10
Bookings required: phone 07 5482 3995 or email goldmuseum@spiderweb.com.au
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Gympie Regional Gallery -
Heritage Talk, Museum Foyer Display and Exhibition Opening
When: Opening on Wednesday 19 May 2010, from 1pm
Gallery open Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm
Where: Gympie Regional Gallery, 39 Nash St, Gympie
Cost: FREE
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Ipswich Art Gallery -
Exhibitions Currently on Display
When: Monday to Sunday 10am-5pm
Where: Ipswich Art Gallery, d'Arcy Doyle Place, Nicholas St, Ipswich
Cost: FREE
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Kilkivan and District Historical Society -
Kilkivan and District Historical Society Displays
When: Tuesday to Friday 10am-3pm, Saturday 12pm-3pm
Where: Kilkivan and District Historical Society, 12 Bligh St, Kilkivan
Admission Cost: Adults $5.00, High School Students $3.00, Primary School Students FREE when accompanied by a paying adult
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Landsborough Museum -
Changing Faces of Government Story Board Display
When: From Wednesday 19 May 2010, 9am
Where: Landsborough Museum, 4 Maleny St, Landsborough
Cost: Adults $9, Pensioners $8
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Logan Art Gallery -
Workshops at the Logan Art Gallery
When: Tuesday 18, Wednesday 19, Saturday 22 May 2010, see times below
Where: Logan Art Gallery, Cnr Wembley Rd and Jacaranda Ave, Logan Central
Cost: FREE
Bookings required: phone 07 3412 5519
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Logan City Historical Museum -
Logan City Historical Museum Displays
When: Monday to Sunday 10am-4pm
Where: Logan City Historical Museum, Milky Way, Kingston (adjacent to Kingston Railway Station)
Cost: FREE
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Mary Valley Heritage Railway Museum -
Steam Train Tours
When: Saturday 15 and 22 May, Sunday 16 and 23 May 2010, see below for times of each tour
Where: Mary Valley Heritage Railway Museum, Old Railway Station, Tozer St, Gympie
Bookings required: phone 07 5482 2750
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Nambour and District Historical Museum -
Wimmers Cordial Factory - 100 Years Display
When: Wednesday and Saturday 1pm-4pm
Where: Nambour and District Historical Museum, 18 Mitchell St, Nambour
Cost: Adults $3, Children $1
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North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum -
Night at the Museum with wine and cheese
When: Friday 21 May 2010, 6pm-8pm
Where: North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum, 15/17 Welsby St, Dunwich
Admission Cost: gold coin
Bookings required: phone 07 3409 9699
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Redcliffe City Art Gallery -
How Kids Create in Different Cultures
When: Monday 17 May to Saturday 22 May, 10am-4pm
Where: Redcliffe City Art Gallery, 470-476 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe
Cost: FREE
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Redland Art Gallery -
'Captured: tips and tricks for documenting your work like a pro'
When: Wednesday 19 May, 10am-12pm
Where: Redland Art Gallery, Cnr Middle and Bloomfield Sts, Cleveland
Cost: FREE
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Rosewood Scrub Historical Society -
Rosewood Scrub Historical Society Displays
When: First and third Sunday of every month, 1.30pm-4pm
Where: Rosewood Scrub Historical Society, Edmond St, Marburg
Cost: FREE
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Dogwood Crossing @ Miles and Miles Historical Village & Museum -
Curious Spaces Progressive Dinner
When: Friday 21 May 2010, starting at Dogwood Crossing @ Miles at 5.30pm
Where: Dogwood Crossing @ Miles, 81 Murilla St, Miles
Miles Historical Village & Museum, 141 Murilla St, Miles
Cost: $15
Bookings required: phone Anne Keam (Dogwood Crossing @ Miles) on 07 4628 5566
Further information: anne.keam@wdrc.qld.gov.au
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Myall Park Gallery -
Myall Park Gallery Displays
When: Daylight hours from 20 January to 20 December
Where: Myall Park Gallery, 1 Myall Park Rd, Glenmorgan
Cost: $5.00
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Royal Bull's Head Inn -
Edwardian High Tea
When: Friday 14, Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 May 2010, from 10am
Where: Royal Bull's Head Inn, 59 Brisbane St, Toowoomba
Cost: $10 per person
Bookings: phone 07 4637 2278 or 0401 245 949
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Stanthorpe Heritage Museum -
Heritage Activities Day
When: Sunday 16 May 2010
Where: Stanthorpe Heritage Museum, 12 High St, Stanthorpe
Cost: Adults $5, Children $2.50, Members free
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Warwick Art Gallery and Pringle Cottage Museum -
Girls, Brides then Young Wives collaborative exhibition
When: Tuesday to Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-1pm
Where: Warwick Art Gallery, 49 Albion St, Warwick
Cost: FREE
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WIDE BAY/BURNETTBack to top

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Bundaberg Regional Museums and Galleries Discovery Tour -
Discovery Tour of Bundaberg Regional District Museums and Galleries
When: Saturday 15 May & Wednesday 19 May 2010, from 8.30am
Where: See below for list of locations
Cost: $30 per person, includes all entries, coach travel, brunch and afternoon tea
Bookings required: phone Hinkler Hall of Aviation on 07 4130 4400
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Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery -
'Arts after Dark' Discussion
When: Friday 21 May 2010, 5.30pm
Where: Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery,
Cnr Quay & Barolin Street, Bundaberg
Cost: FREE
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Wide Bay Hospitals Museum Society -
Wide Bay Hospitals Museum Society Displays
When: by request, phone 07 4128 3991 or 07 4122 2178
Where: 199 Neptune St, Maryborough and
MF41 Building, Richmond St, Maryborough
Cost: gold coin
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Wondai Regional Art Gallery -
Wondai Regional Art Gallery Exhibitions
When: Monday to Sunday 10am-4pm
Where: Haly St, Wondai
Cost: FREE
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Woocoo Historical Village -
Open Day with Working Demonstrations
When: Sunday 6 June 2010, 9.30am-4pm
Where: Smith Crescent, Brooweena
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CENTRAL QLDBack to top

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Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre -
Tom McAulay's Outback Exhibition
When: Monday to Sunday 9am-5pm
Where: Hugh Sawrey Art Gallery, Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame, Landsborough Highway, Longreach
Cost: FREE
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Banana Shire Historical Society - Greycliffe Homestead -
Greycliffe Complex Open Day
When: Saturday 8 May, 9am-1pm
Where: Greycliffe Homestead,
Gladstone Rd, Biloela (opposite Bowls Club)
Cost: by donation
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Biloela Library Art Space -
The Kilburnie Suite - A Selection of Etchings by Ruby Campbell
Opening Hours: Monday to Wednesday and Friday 9am to 5.30pm, Thursday 9am to 7pm, Saturday 9.15am to 1pm
Where: Biloela Library Art Space, Cnr Melton & Grevillea St, Biloela
Cost: FREE
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Blackwater International Coal Centre -
A Night at the Coal Centre Children's Activities
When: Sunday 16 May 2010, 4pm to 8pm
Where: Blackwater International Coal Centre, Capricorn Highway, Blackwater
Cost: FREE
Bookings required: phone 07 4982 7755
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Capricorn Coast Historical Society -
Movie Screenings to 'Celebrate 125 Years of the Yeppoon State School'
When: Saturday 8 May 2010, 9am-3pm
Where: Yeppoon State School Fete, Tucker St, Yeppoon
Cost: FREE
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Gladstone Maritime Museum -
'Shipwrecks of the Curtis Coast' Talk by members of the Gladstone Maritime History Society
When: Sunday 16th May, 2pm
Where: Gladstone Maritime Museum, George Young Building,
1 Francis Ward Drive, Auckland Point Gladstone
Cost: Adults $5.00, Conc. $3.50, Children $2.50, Family (2+2) $12
Bookings required: phone 07 4972 0810
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Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum -
Exhibition Intercity Images: Gladstone Saiki Photographic Exchange
When: Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm. On display until 22 May 2010
Where: Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum,
Cnr Goondoon and Bramston Streets, Gladstone
Cost: FREE
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Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens -
A Living Museum - FREE guided walk
When: Tuesday 18 May, 9.30am
Where: Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, 9 Lagoon St, West Mackay
Cost: FREE
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Winton District Historical Society and Museum -
Open Night at the Winton District Historical Society and Museum
When: Tuesday 18 May 2010, 5pm-7.30pm
Where: 50 Elderslie St, Winton
Cost: Adults $19, Concession $16.50, Children $8, Family $42
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Atherton Chinatown - Hou Wang Temple -
Open Day
When: Sunday 16 May 2010, 11am to 3pm
Where: Atherton Chinatown - Hou Wang Temple, 86 Herberton Road, Atherton
Cost: Gold coin entry to both Interpretive Museum and Hou Wang Temple
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Cairns Regional Gallery -
Museums Alight! Free Entry Day
When: Tuesday 18 May 2010, 10am-5pm
Where: Cnr Abbott & Shields St, Cairns
Cost: FREE
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Cardwell Bush Telegraph Heritage Centre -
Wine and Cheese Night
When: Tuesday 18 May 2010, 6pm to 9pm
Where: Cardwell Bush Telegraph Heritage Centre, 53 Victoria St, Cardwell
Cost: FREE
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Croydon True Blue Visitor Information Centre -
Croydon Social Harmony Banner
Where: Croydon True Blue Visitor Information Centre, Samwell St, Croydon
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John Flynn Place Museum and Art Gallery & Mary Kathleen Memorial Park and Museum -
Local Ambassador Launch - Free entry to the museums with family activities
When: Saturday 22 May 2010, 9am-12pm at the John Flynn Place Museum and Art Gallery, Cnr Daintree & King Sts, Cloncurry
Sunday 23 May 2010, 9am-12pm at the Mary Kathleen Memorial Park and Museum, McIlwraith St, Cloncurry
Cost: FREE to local residents with the postcode 4824
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Millaa Millaa Museum -
Millaa Millaa Museum Displays
When: Monday to Sunday 9am-1pm
Where: Millaa Millaa Museum, Main St, Millaa Millaa
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Perc Tucker Regional Gallery -
Floor talk with Ruth Dwones
When: Tuesday 18 May, 11am
Where: Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Cnr Denham St and Flinders Mall, Townsville
Cost: FREE
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