Museums & Galleries Qld

2013 Queensland Flood Update

Posted on: 1 February 2013

Museum and Gallery Services Queensland extends its thoughts to the communities affected by the devastating widespread flooding.

In response to this natural disaster, M&GSQ has developed a register of affected organisations is available to download below. M&GSQ will continue to update the register as information comes to hand – go to for updates.

Qld Flood Damage Register – Updated 31/01/13

Should any museums, galleries or cultural heritage organisations require assistance, please also contact M&GSQ on freecall 1800 680 433.

Gayndah Museum

Gayndah Museum

If your collection has been damaged, here are a few resources that will be helpful:

Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials (AICCM)
AICCM is the professional body for conservators in Australia. Their website provides information on salvaging flood and fire-damaged collections.

Queensland Disaster Information Network (Q-DIS)
Q-Dis is a web based group for sharing information on disaster preparedness for collections in Queensland. It includes links to resources and current happenings related to disaster preparedness response and recovery.

State Library of Queensland
A series of information guides developed by the State Library of Queensland with advice on how to salvage water-damaged collections and how to deal with mould.

Also remember to contact your local Museum Development Officer for assistance:
Far North Qld – Dr Jo Wills, phone: 07 4032 4051
North Qld – Ewen McPhee, phone: 07 4726 0619
Central Qld – Bronwyn Roper, phone: 07 4936 8086
Southern Inland Qld – Lydia Egunnike, phone: 07 4659 4905
Gold Coast & Western Corridor – Helen Pithie, phone: 07 3432 5145

Badly damaged precious items may require professional conservation treatment. See AICCM’s website for contact details of conservators in private practice.

While some organisations are currently closed due to the floods, there are many that are still OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.



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