Who are we?

Museums Australia (Queensland) Branch Committee 2015 – 2017

Mr John Waldron, Director, Blue Sky View

Vice President
Ms Suesann Vos, Director, Museum Mummy

Mr Brian Tucker, Brian Tucker Accounting

Ordinary Committee
Ms Edith Cuffe, Director, Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology
Ms Joolie Gibbs, Gallery Coordinator, Gympie Regional Council
Ms Karen Barrett, Manager, Transport and Main Roads Heritage Centre

Museums Australia, Queensland (MAQ) is the Queensland branch of Museums Galleries Australia, delivering the state’s membership services.

From 1998 to 2004 Museums Australia, Queensland (MAQ) and the Regional Galleries Association of Queensland (RGAQ) operated a highly successful joint Partnership Program.

Out of this partnership grew Museums & Galleries Queensland (M&G QLD), the peak professional body for Queensland’s public museum and gallery sector.  Museums Australia (Queensland) and Regional Galleries Association of Queensland are the company’s sole members.

M&G QLD and the volunteer Boards of MAQ and RGAQ works to promote, support and provide services to foster excellence in museums, galleries and keeping places.  

Programs and services include the areas of sector development; training and professional development; information and advice; exhibition development and touring; and by promoting the achievements of Queensland galleries and museums.


What do we do?


In 2017 MAQ hosts the Museums Galleries Australia National Conference 2017 to be held in Brisbane from Sunday 14 – Wednesday 17 May 2017, at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

In late 2015 MAQ formed a Conference Organising Committee made up of a talented mix of museum, gallery and cultural heritage representatives.

The theme for the conference is ‘Museums & Galleries in their Cultural Landscapes’. This theme investigates the changing and challenging actions of museums and galleries in their multidimensional landscape.

Museums and galleries throughout Australia and the Asia-Pacific are adopting a cultural landscapes approach to their collection, interpretation and outreach programs. This encompasses their built and natural environment together with the social environment of their communities.

These cultural landscapes will be explored throughout the conference in plenary and parallel sessions. Prior to the main conference, there will be a half-day program of workshops, masterclasses and tours of Queensland’s leading cultural institutions in Brisbane. The conference will feature several social activities including a welcome event, conference dinner and a variety of networking opportunities.

See you in Brissy in 17!   


Joint Projects

MAQ works to build links with our sister association Regional Galleries Association Queensland (RGAQ) and M&G QLD through joint meetings to discuss partnered activities and joint membership promotions.

MAQ continues to improve links and communication across the museum and gallery sector by increasing its online and social media presence and through the support of bursary and sponsorship opportunities.

Museums & Galleries Queensland | https://www.facebook.com/MuseumsAustraliaQLD
Regional Galleries Association Queensland | https://www.facebook.com/regionalgalleriesQLD


MAQ offers professional development activities in the form of Individual Bursaries.

The bursaries are available for individual gallery/museum volunteers as assistance to attend seminars, conferences or courses.

The bursary can be used towards registration fees, associated workshop fees, travel, accommodation and living expenses during the period of the conference.

Amount: Up to $1,000
Eligibility: Open to current MAQ members, member museum and galleries and their paid and volunteer staff.
Availability: The next round of bursaries will be open in 2017
Enquiries: Contact Membership Officer



Please contact the Membership Officer, Karike Ashworth
p:  07 3059 9745 (Wednesday and Friday)
Freecall: 1800 866 101
e:  membership@magsq.com.au