Project DIG is a ground-breaking five year collaboration between BHP and Queensland Museum Network that will transform how we store, explore and share our collection and research with communities, students and scientists no matter where they are.

Among the challenges faced by museums in the modern world are the limitations of data storage and sharing. Queensland Museum Network is the keeping place for millions of artefacts, specimens and research items, making up Queensland’s State Collection. With so many objects stored, only a fraction of our fascinating collection can ever be on public display. Project DIG aims to put Queensland Museum Network at the forefront of innovation that will help us meet this challenge.

Project DIG is bringing advanced scientific imaging and interactive digital technologies to Queensland Museum Network, seeding new research projects and sharing the State Collection with communities worldwide.

Building on a decade-long partnership, the $7.6M collaboration is digitising the State Collection providing opportunities for innovators, researchers and students worldwide to work together to discover solutions to complex problems of international relevance.