Museum Experts

Erich Fitzgerald with specimen
Museum Victoria's Dr Erich Fitzgerald examines a palaeontological specimen
Image: D Paul
Source: Museum Victoria

Museum Victoria's experts, many of whom are world leaders in their fields, can provide media comment across a wide range of research areas.

Our expert researchers and curators are continually developing and documenting the collection, as well as creating exhibition content for Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks and the Immigration Museum.

For interview requests, contact
Museum Victoria Public Relations

Sciences experts
Marine sciences - identification, origins, ecology and conservation of Australian and world marine species 
Mineralogy and Petrology -minerals, rocks, meteorites and geology

Palaeontology - fossils and dinosaurs

Terrestrial environments - research focus on land invertebrates (insect fauna) and herpetology (reptiles and amphibians)

Indigenous Cultures experts
Histories and cultures of indigenous peoples, particularly Australia and the Pacific - anthropology, archaeology, history, oral history and material culture analysis

History and Technology experts
History of Melbourne - including research on the Royal Exhibition Building, Little Lon, Melbourne's Observatory, Spotswood Pumping Station and Melbourne's bridges
Images and audiovisual collection of approximately 300,000 items
Immigration and cultural diversity in Victoria 
Sustainable futures - including the Victorian Bushfires Collecting project, Women on Farms Gathering Heritage project and farmers' adaptation to a changing climate
Technology, innovation and change - including the history of Australian computing
Engineering and transport

Museum Victoria venue and museology experts
Melbourne Museum and Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre
Scienceworks and Melbourne Planetarium
Immigration Museum
IMAX Melbourne Museum 
Royal Exhibition Building
Museology - including conservation of cultural heritage collections
Exhibition development, production and design

Live Exhibit experts
Live Exhibits team - including care, handling and management of live species in Melbourne Museum's Forest Secrets, Bugs Alive! and other exhibitions