Outreach Programs

Now the Antiquities Museum can come to you!  We offer a limited number of outreach programs for schools located in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Ipswich, and Toowoomba regions.  Each program is comprised of two 1 hour workshops focusing on Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, or Ancient Egypt.

Our Outreach Program can cater to up to 60 students, and can be run a maximum of 3 times in one day (i.e. total of 180 students).

For more information and find out whether your school is eligible for one of our Outreach Programs, please contact the Museum Office.

Ancient Greece

The Greek Hoplite: Armour and Weapons
This activity examines the armour and weapons of the Greek hoplite in the 5th century BC. Throughout the course of this workshop, students will come to understand the material, weight, and function of the different pieces of equipment of the hoplite panoply.

Trade in the Ancient Mediterranean
This workshop focuses on the importance of trade in connecting Greece with the wider Mediterranean.  Students are presented with a scenario in which they examine the archaeological finds from a harbour site, and use these to consider the impact of trade on the development of Greek culture.

Ancient Rome

The Roman Legionary: Armour and Weapons
This activity examines the armour and weapons of a Roman soldier in the 1st century BC to the 1st century AD.  Throughout the course of this workshop, students will come to understand the material, weight, and function of the different pieces of equipment of the legionary panoply.

Life in the Roman Villa
This workshop focuses on the various beliefs, values, and practices of the ancient Romans in a domestic context.  Students will analyse an assemblage of artefacts from a Roman villa and consider what evidence they provide of everyday life.

Ancient Egypt

Papyri & Hieroglyphics: Writing in Ancient Egypt
In this workshop, we consider the origin and manufacture of papyrus and examine the different forms of writing used in ancient Egypt.  Students will learn how to transliterate simple hieroglyphics and write their names using a basic hieroglyphic alphabet.

The Mummification Process
This workshop examines the mummification process, focusing on the purpose of mummification with respect to the ancient Egyptian belief in the afterlife.  Students will be taken through the stages of the wrapping and interment of the body using wooden mannequins.

Make A Booking

If you are interested in booking one of our Outreach Programs, please complete an Outreach Expression of Interest form.  We will respond with Outreach proposal within 7 days of receiving your Expression of Interest.  Your booking will be confirmed once both parties agree to the proposed program.

Outreach Expression of Interest

Outreach Terms and Conditions

The following terms and conditions apply to Outreach Programs only.  Please see our General Booking Terms and Conditions for on-site programs.

  1. ​We will respond with an Outreach proposal via email within 7 days of receiving your Expression of Interest form. Your booking will be confirmed once both parties agree to the proposed program. A follow-up email will be sent 4 weeks prior to our scheduled visit to double check the details of your booking.
  2. Prior to the commencement of each session, teachers will be asked to indicate the number of the students participating in the activity.  You will be invoiced according to the total number of students who participated on the day.
  3. An invoice will be sent to you via email within 7 days of our visit. As our prices are per student, you will only be charged for the number of students who participate on the day.
  4. Minimum costs will apply if student numbers are 15 or less. The minimum cost for an Outreach Program is $220.00 (incl. GST) plus the applicable off-site fee.
  5. Once you have received your invoice, payment can be made via credit card, EFTPOS, or cheque. We do not accept cash.
  6. Museum staff will endeavour to arrive on site a minimum of 15 minutes prior to the start of your program.  We will attempt to contact you if we expect to arrive late for any reason.
  7. Each Outreach activity is designed for up to 30 students. We can therefore accommodate a maximum of 60 students in a standard 2 hour Outreach Program. Each Outreach Program can be run up to three times in a single day.
  8. We require notice of at least 72 hours for cancellations of Outreach Programs. Cancellations received less than 72 hours prior to a scheduled visit may result in a charge.

If you have any queries about these terms and conditions please contact us at antiquitiesbookings@uq.edu.au or on (07) 3365 3010.

Prices

Outreach programs incur an offsite fee in addition to our standard program prices. The offsite fee is based on the travel time from the Museum to the school.

Travel Time Price (incl. GST)
Up to 1 hour $350 offsite fee + $15.50 per student
Up to 2 hours $550 offsite fee + $15.50 per student
+2 hours* $750 offsite fee + $15.50 per student

*Conditions apply.

Prices current for 2019 bookings. A minimum cost of $240.00 + relevant offsite fee applies to groups of 15 or less students.