In line with the Queensland Government’s new COVID-19 restrictions, Queensland Museum (Brisbane), The Workshops Rail Museum (Ipswich) and Hendra Loans Facility will temporarily close to the public from 2pm on 31 July 2021 and are due to reopen 9.30am Wednesday 4 August. Learn more and view refund info.

CEO and Director Dr Jim Thompson

Dr Jim Thompson

Queensland Museum Network CEO Dr Jim Thompson was officially appointed on 13 December 2018. Dr Thompson began at Queensland Museum in September 2017 and received a public service medal (PSM) for outstanding public service in the area of biosecurity for Queensland in 2018.

Dr Thompson has an extensive and distinguished career and has performed a range of leadership roles throughout Australia in areas such as research, policy and the public sector. He has a PhD in Wildlife Management, a Master of Resource Science and a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Zoology/Animal Biology. Dr Thompson was formerly the Chief Biosecurity Officer at Biosecurity Queensland since 2011.