About Us

We are the heart of Brisbane’s cultural heritage and social history.

Our primary aim is to connect you with our member sites located across the greater Brisbane area. The story of Brisbane is a journey of discovery and each member site listed on our website and in The Heritage Guide adds a special chapter to Brisbane’s story. It is our vision to inspire residents and visitors to value, enjoy and share our rich heritage and unique stories.

Annual Report

Download BLHN’s 2019-2020 Annual Report for information about activities, Staff and Board Members for the year.

BLHN 2019-2020 Annual Report


History

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History

Established in 2001, Brisbane’s Living Heritage Network (BLHN) was formed out of a Brisbane City Council initiative. The initial spark of an idea was to connect Brisbane’s small museums and heritage places within a larger network to help them with promotion and raise awareness of their valuable work. It was decided that this network or alliance would be based on approved membership to Brisbane’s Living Heritage Network.

Today there are 90 member organisations in BLHN comprising museums, galleries, heritage sites, historic houses and gardens and historical societies.

BLHN is proudly supported by Brisbane City Council.

Our Team

There are currently six Directors on the Board of Brisbane’s Living Heritage Network, four of which hold Executive positions (Directors are volunteers and must be representatives of Institutional members). BLHN currently has two Special Directors assisting the Board.
BLHN has one part-time paid staff member, Michele Pickering, the Coordinator.

Jennifer Garcia

Chair
Newstead House

Georgia Grier

Secretary
Queensland Police Museum

Beverley Smith

Treasurer
Army Museum South Queensland

Jenny Steadman

Deputy Chair
Miegunyah House Museum

Glenda Sheaffe

Director
Commissariat Store Museum

Miranda Hine

Director
Museum of Brisbane

Leisha Walker

Special Director
Museums & Galleries Queensland

John Wright

Special Director
MacArthur Museum Brisbane

Michele Pickering

BLHN Coordinator