The Team

Western Australian Museum

The Western Australian Museum has embarked on a period of significant change. The Museum has a renewed focus and fresh approach to increasing the public profile of all of Museum activities and the development and presentation of public programs. The Museum seeks to educate, entertain, and be acknowledged as a socially relevant institution that keeps pace with the economic, social and technological changes of the 21st century.

The Museum’s aim is to advocate knowledge about its collections and communicate it to the public through a variety of traditional and electronic media. During the 2012/13 financial year, approximately 879,145 people physically visited the Museum’s metropolitan and regional sites and over 1.2 million people visited the Museum’s website.


Woodside has been a valued supporter of the Western Australian Museum since 1998. Over this period the two organisations have collaborated on significant marine research projects in Western Australia's Dampier Archipelago and the North West Kimberley coast.

Based in Perth, Western Australia, Woodside is Australia's largest independent oil and gas company and a major supplier of liquefied natural gas to Asia.

Woodside operates two of Australia's largest resource projects, the $27 billion North West Shelf Venture near Karratha in Western Australia and the adjacent Pluto LNG Project, currently under construction.

The North West Shelf Venture produces about 40% of Australia's oil and gas and has the capacity to produce more than 16 million tonnes a year of LNG.

Australian Museum

Founded in 1827, the Australian Museum is Australia’s first museum, with unique and extensive collections of more than 16 million cultural artefacts and scientific specimens.

The Australian Museum is a leader in natural history and indigenous studies research, community programs and exhibitions. The concept of ‘contemporary relevance and historic depth’ underpins the Museum’s purpose ‘to inspire the exploration of nature and culture’.

Research by Australian Museum scientists is leading to a better understanding of biodiversity, helping to prevent the loss of unique species and sustain healthy environments.

The museum boasts world-class facilities including Lizard Island Research station – a global centre for coral reef research and education located on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland.

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Set in a tropical garden on Darwin Harbour at Bullocky Point is the Northern Territory's premier cultural institution - the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT). The MAGNT collections place the region's art, history and culture, and natural history in an Australian and international context through research, interpretation and collection development.

These collections encompass Aboriginal art and material culture, visual arts, craft, Southeast Asian and Oceanic art and material culture, maritime archaeology, Northern Territory history and natural sciences. The MAGNT complex consists of five major permanent galleries, a touring gallery, educational facilities for school groups, a theatre, the Museum Shop and the Cornucopia Museum Cafe. All contribute to providing an entertaining, diverse and educational experience for the local community and visitors to Darwin.

Visit the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory website

Museum Victoria

Museum Victoria is responsible for the state's scientific and cultural collections, providing public access through three museums. We also oversee a wide range of research programs, the continued development of the state's collections, and run major education and research based websites. We are the largest public museums organisation in Australia.

As the state's museum, we are responsible for more than 16 million individual items. These objects are organised within three priceless collections - Sciences, Indigenous Cultures, History & Technology. You can view a selection from the collection on the Museum Victoria's Treasures website.

Visit the Museum Victoria website.

Queensland Museum

The Queensland Museum is valued as an innovative, exciting and accessible museum of science, environment and human experience, of international standing.

The Museum is custodian of the State's natural and cultural heritage, housing over one million objects and specimens that tell the changing story of Queensland.

The Queensland Museum enriches and enlivens the cultural, social and intellectual life of all Queenslanders through its dynamic network of research facilities, regional outreach services and state-wide network of public venues including Queensland Museum South Bank in Brisbane, Cobb+Co Museum in Toowoomba, The Workshops Rail Museum in Ipswich and the Museum of Tropical Queensland in Townsville.

Visit the Queensland Museum website.

Western Australian Herbarium

The Western Australian Herbarium is a part of the Department of Environment and Conservation's Science Division. It is responsible for the description and documentation of Western Australia's botanical species diversity.

The WA Herbarium and associated regional herbaria together form a unique, dynamic, state-wide team which gathers, manages, researches and communicates information on the geography, systematics and biology of our unique and precious flora on behalf of all members of the Western Australian community.

FloraBase is the authoritative online source for information about the Western Australian flora. Ddeveloped by the Western Australian Herbarium in 1995 and launched online in 1998, FloraBase delivers a rigorously maintained set of images, maps, descriptions and keys based on the State's collection of over 700,000 plant specimens documenting the plants, algae and fungi occurring in Western Australia.