Toowong and District
Historical Society Inc.

RD Milns Antiquties Musem (UQ)

presented by
James Donaldson

TDHS welcomes James Donaldson, archivist at UQ’s R.D. Milns Antiquities Museum, as our guest speaker on Friday, 28th May 2021.

The University of Queensland R.D. Milns Antiquities Museum is a collection housed on the St Lucia campus of the university. It was built to further the study of the classi- cal civilisations of Greece,

Rome, Egypt, and the Near East by secondary students, tertiary students and re- searchers as well as the gen- eral public.

James will speak about vari- ous projects being undertak- en by the Museum, including his current research into an- tiquities (some of which are forgeries) brought back to Australia by returning WWI

soldiers, including Toowong residents Frank Chenery and William Blake.

He will also discuss past exhibitions staged by the Museum, and will also speak about the Museum’s Ongoing Exhibition “Egypt: The Land of the Pharoahs’’, which James curated in partnership with fellow researcher Dr Janette McWilliam.