Museum Development Officers

Vital support from the Queensland Museum for your community collections.

Do you have a story to tell? Do you need a grant, advice or training for your regarding your collections?

You need a Museum Development Officer.

Queensland Museum Network in conjunction with Arts Queensland run a unique program that provides people and organisations an opportunity to access museum expertise both virtually and face-to-face. 

Wherever you are in Queensland, there is a Museum Development Officer (MDO) available to help you. Together we can assist in providing care and support for Queensland’s heritage and community collections.

Visit our website Queensland Museum and Community Collections for more information, helpful links, online resources and our blog.

Projects include:

  • Strategic planning
  • Policy development
  • Collection management
  • Significance and preservation assessments
  • Preservation
  • Exhibition/display development
  • Volunteer policy and procedures
  • Public programs
  • Grant writing
  • Workshops

Community Collections include:

  • Community museums
  • Historical societies
  • Local history libraries
  • Collecting galleries
  • Archives
  • Indigenous Keeping Places
  • Multicultural groups

Like to find out more? Locate and contact your nearest Museum Development Officer:

Map of Queensland showing the five regional divisions for the Museum Development Officers.






Centre MDO Phone Email
Cairns Dr Jo Wills
Townsville Ewen McPhee
Mackay Dr Melanie Piddocke
Ipswich Josh Tarrant 34325145
Toowoomba Elspeth Hocking 46594921