Exhibits in Minutes: Stories from our UQ Museums

RD Milns Antiquities Museum

While our RD Milns Antiquities Museum may be closed at the moment, we are committed to bringing the best of the Museum to you.

Statue head of the goddess Aphrodite

In this video, Dr Amelia Brown presents one of her favourite pieces in the RD Milns Antiquities Museum, a statue head of the goddess Aphrodite. Dr Brown explains the unique ways that Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, appears in statues throughout the Ancient Mediterranean and what our piece tells us about the Greek and Roman world.

4th century BC Greek amphora vase

James Donaldson, Manager and Curator of the RD Milns Antiquities Museum, discusses a well-preserved 4th century BC Greek amphora vase depicting a woman farewelling a deceased warrior. The piece showcases how the Greeks of Southern Italy decorated their vases and for what purpose.

 

Phoenician terra cotta oil lamp

RD Milns Antiquities Museum Manager and Curator James Donaldson describes a Phoenician terra cotta oil lamp from Malta. This small item tells an incredible story, both in how it was first made and the many hands it passed through during its 2,300-year journey to The University of Queensland.

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UQ Anthropology Museum

While our UQ Anthropology Museum may be closed at the moment, we are committed to bringing the best of the Museum to you.

‘Captain’ Arnold Weinholdt

In this video, Jane Willcock details the incredible life of ‘Captain’ Arnold Weinholdt, whose collection of spears became part of the founding UQ Anthropology collection.

 

Blue eyed lady

Camella Hardjo, Museum Registrar at the UQ Anthropology Museum, shares one of her favourite pieces in the collection- a carved figure of a woman from the Solomon Islands. This piece’s stark blue eyes and unanswered questions makes it a source of ongoing fascination for our staff.

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