Invitation to AMSA and ACRS delagates

Paul Muir paul at
Wed Jun 27 01:43:05 EDT 2001

To those attending the Australian Marine Science Association conference
in Townsville, 5th and 6th July and those arriving early for the
Australian Coral Reef Society meeting:

                                Invitation to delegates

                          to Visit Marine Collections at the new
                            Museum of Tropical Queensland

                         Collections tours:  Thurs 5  & Fri 6 July
                           at 1.30 to 2.45pm and 3.30-4.45pm

Delegates from AMSA are invited behind the scenes to view the marine
collections and facilities at the
new Museum of Tropical Queensland. The new Museum building, opened in
June 2000, houses several
large public galleries and a large “back of house” section that includes
extensive facilities for the
museum’s marine research activities, marine natural history collections
and maritime archaeology
collections. The natural history collections include the coral
collections associated with the “AIMS
Monograph” series on the Scleractinia of Eastern Australia, “Staghorn
Corals of the World” and type
collections from various other publications.  These collections, along
with computerized identification
systems and identification services are also available to reef
scientists and managers upon request.
Maritime archaeology collections focus upon artifacts from the HMS
Pandora and the Bounty.
Delegates may also be interested in “front of house” galleries that
include displays of deep sea, coral
reef and mangrove faunas, research in reef science and marine
archaeology and conservation
associated with artifacts from the HMS Pandora.
Booking is not necessary  meet in MTQ foyer.

Paul Muir
Museum of Tropical Queensland
78-102 Flinders St Townsville 4810
ph 61 7 47 260 635
fax 61 7 47 212 093
email: paul at
Museum website:

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