Karen Kindt

Karen Kindt

In 2009 Karen made a career path change from photojournalism and documentary photography, to working as an Assistant Strategic Collection Manager at Queensland Museum.  The project work involved assisting with the implementation of a comprehensive storage system upgrade that included the rehousing of anthropology, social history, repatriation, mammals and bird collections. This work led to her obtaining a permanent position working as an Assistant Collection Manager for the Cultures & Histories program. Karen has a strong focus and interest in the objects held in the foreign ethnology collections. She is also in the preliminary stages of researching the history of registration methods and technologies applied to the collections throughout the museum’s 150 year history.


Major Touring Exhibitions

  • A is for Animals’– Australian War Memorial
  • Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb – British Museum
  • From Little Things Big Things Grow – National Museum Australia
  • Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures – Kabul Museum
  • Inside Children’s Homes and Institutions – National Museum Australia

Queensland Museum Exhibitions

  • Awakenings: Torres Strait Island – Queensland Museum, South Bank
  • Bouncing Back – Queensland Museum, South Bank
  • Mummy’ – Queensland Museum, South Bank
  • Voyage of a Million Questions – Queensland Museum, South Bank
  • Gwen Gilliam – Queensland Museum, South Bank
  • Collectomania – Queensland Museum, South Bank


Major National & International Loans

  • Hinkler ‘Avro Baby’ Aircraft – Hinkler Hall of Aviation, Bundaberg
  • Kenniff Cave Archaeology – Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Italy

Collection Rehousing Projects

  • Anthropology Collection storage upgrade
  • Social History Collection storage upgrade
  • Transport Gallery de-installation
  • Inquiry Centre de-installation


Assistant Collection Manager


BVA Photography


Email: karen.kindt@qm.qld.gov.au