Calling all collectors - Council Museums want to hear from you!

Published 25 January 2024

The Keeper Opening

City of Moreton Bay is currently on the hunt for interesting and quirky collections to feature in The Keeper: Collectors and their collections, opening at Pine Rivers Heritage Museum in April this year.

Mayor Peter Flannery said this will be a one-of-a-kind exhibition showcasing curious collections from throughout the region.

“I can’t wait to see what’s on display in this exhibition later this year. I think Moreton Bay is brimming with diverse, unique, and surprising collections and this is a fantastic opportunity for collectors to share their passion with the world,” Mayor Flannery said.

“This opportunity could be a once-in-a-lifetime chance for someone to share their story and their collection with others.

“Moreton Bay is rapidly becoming a leading destination to discover a wide range of high-quality arts and cultural experiences where people can get creative and connect with others and this exhibition will deliver just that.

“So, I would encourage everyone to dig around their sheds, cabinets, garages, and homes to see what hidden gems you uncover that could be considered for this exhibition.”

City of Moreton Bay Museum Curator Carly Hughes said she’s on the lookout for all things unusual or quirky.

“I’ve seen a lot of interesting personal collections over the years and it’s always fascinating to hear the stories behind each one and the people who have collected these objects,” Ms Hughes said.

“In a previous exhibition we worked with local collectors to display their collections of Uranium glass, Star Trek collectables, Holden memorabilia and even unique fossils!

“Some of these collections are so special and have been passed from generation to generation, carefully cared for by each family and become a part of that person or family’s identity and story.  

“I’m really looking forward to seeing what collections we discover through this process and being able to share those with visitors to the museum.

Expressions of Interest to be a part of The Keeper: Collectors and their collections close 12 February 2024.

The following selection criteria will be used to assess the suitability of your collection for display:

  • All items must be in a good, stable condition.
  • All items must be able to be displayed adequately and safely at the museum.
  • The owner must reside in the City of Moreton Bay Council area.
  • Items must be able to be loaned to the museum from 16 April to 14 August 2024.
  • You must be able to deliver your items to the museum and pick your items up when the exhibition is finished.

To submit and EOI visit:

The Keeper: Collectors and their collections exhibition is on at Pine Rivers Heritage Museum from 26 April - 12 August 2024.