Museums & Galleries Qld

Tom Harwood signs off from his mentorship

Posted on: 22 July 2013

If you’re involved in a museum, large or small, in Queensland I’d recommend you keep an eye on the M&GSQ website and go for the next opportunity to apply for a mentorship. Choose the right place(s) and the benefits are enormous.

Week 2 of Tom Harwood’s mentorship he spent at the Qantas Heritage Centre working with curator David Crotty and undertaking very useful research aa well as enjoying the great views of the airport and runways whenever he could.

Tom worked through the files of negatives, photos & old documents dating back to the beginnings of Qantas and used the McGinness and McMaster folders to create 500-word biographies on each of the founders: Paul McGinness, Hudson Fysh, Fergus McMaster and Arthur Baird. Later this year, they’re being inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame.  Tom also worked with  Randall Moore who has recently completed cataloguing the more than 3 000 photo negatives in the collection to identify some of the people in shots that were taken in Qantas Park, Longreach in 1980.

To read Tom’s posts directly on the Qantas Founders Museum Facebook page go to

M&GSQ’s 2013/2014 Mentorship, Exchange and Fellowship Program is funded by Arts Queensland through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF). RADF is a joint Queensland Government and Local Government partnership to support local arts and culture.

See M&GSQ’s website, for more information about the Mentorship, Exchange and Fellowship Program.


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