David Parkhill

Dave Parkhill

David commenced fulltime employment with the Queensland Museum as a cadet Library Technician in 1997, after first volunteering in the Library and with Education Loans. In 1999 he was appointed to the position of Library Technician, working in the QM Library and Archives.

Exploring his interests in Classical and Medieval History, David completed his BA in Ancient History and Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of Queensland 2008, where he was awarded the Elias A. Heiser Prize in Classics and Ancient History. In 2009 he completed postgraduate qualifications in Museum Studies from Deakin University.

In 2012 he was seconded to Cultures & Histories program as an Assistant Curator, where he was working in Queensland Stories and as an assistant in Archaeology. David developed an online exhibition celebrating Ludwig Leichhardt’s 200th Birthday and assisted in researching collection objects concerning World War 1.

In 2015, David was appointed as Assistant Collection Manager (Archaeology), where he is currently researching the Classical Collection.

Outside of work David’s interests include historical motorcycles - he is slowly restoring a 1973 Triumph Daytona, travel, reading, and listening to music.


Leichhardt: A Scientist in a Strange Land


  • Collections online
  • Collection Development
  • Research into Classical artefacts


Assistant Collection Manager (Archaeology)


Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies (Deakin Universty)

BA – Double Major in Ancient History, Single Major in Medieval and Early Modern Studies (University of Queensland)

Diploma in Library and Information Studies (Southbank Institute of TAFE)

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