Reconciliation Action Plan

 

Queensland Museum Network acknowledges that we have been working on the traditional lands of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders since we began in 1862.

As an organisation, we understand the important contribution our First Nations people have made and will continue to make in protecting, preserving and exhibiting the collections in our care.

We are committed to the process of reconciliation and recognise this will be a period of listening, reflection and change.

QMN began our reconciliation journey in June 2017 with establishment of a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Working Group, charged with responsibility for developing a Reflect RAP.

The Reflect RAP outlined 12 major actions and 54 deliverables committing Queensland Museum Network to representing and respectfully showcasing the contributions and stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as an integral part of research, exhibitions, programming and everything we do.

Our Reflect RAP was launched on 20 November 2019 and completed with endorsement of the Queensland Museum Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Consultative Committee on 5 March 2021.

The journey is not over. Reconciliation remains a priority in the Queensland Museum Network Strategic Plan 2021-25 as one of many ways we can acknowledge past injustices, tell hidden histories and celebrate the vibrant living cultures and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Today, Queensland Museum Network is continuing its reconciliation journey by developing an Innovate RAP.

In keeping with the guidelines established by Reconciliation Australia, our Innovate RAP will allow us to gain a deeper understanding of our sphere of influence and establish the best approach to advancing reconciliation.