Research Focus

UQ's Research Cluster on Heritage and Museums is at the forefront of research, scholarship and professional training. Its role is to consolidate and enhance existing resources in the study of past, present, and future material worlds, by utilizing UQ's strengths as a national and international leader in museums and heritage studies.

With access to collections housed in UQ institutional partners, such as the Queensland Museum, the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, and the State Library of Queensland, this Research Cluster provides the foundation for innovative research and cutting-edge thinking in museums and heritage studies.

UQ Museums and Heritage staff work globally, but have a primary research interest in the Asia-Pacific region, including Australasia, East and Southeast Asia, and Oceania. Research in Heritage and Museum Studies at UQ revolves around three key themes:


Asia-Pacific Museums and Heritage



World Heritage



Material Past