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The Museum is administered by a Deed of Trust
Trustees of the Minerals Heritage Museum, Brisbane, Qld Cerussite, Broken Hill, NSW

The Museum is administered by a Deed of Trust
Wulfenite, Los Lomentos, Mexico.
Wulfenite, Los Lomentos, Mexico.
About the museum
History of the MHM
Aims of the MHM
The MHM Trustees

The Minerals Heritage Museum owes its origins to the vision of the Mineralogical Society of Queensland, and in particular to the efforts of the late Ron Young (see History of the MHM). In 1987, Ron, along with the then society committee, developed a Deed of Trust as a guide for the administration and accountability of the museum. Under the Deed of Trust, four Trustees are tasked with the job of achieving the Museum's aims. Three of the trustees are permanent appointees, and one trustee is elected for a period of two years from the committee of the Mineralogical Society of Queensland. Should a permanent trustee position become vacant, the remaining trustees meet to elect a suitably qualified person to fulfill the vacant role. The MHM has a history of electing trustees with strong links to mineralogy and mining from both professional and amateur backgrounds.

Bob Bryan (Trustee)
Bob Bryan 
Robert (Bob) Bryan (Trustee)
Bob Bryan is also the patron of the Mineralogical Society of Queensland. Bob has had a long-term involvement in the property and mining industries in Australia and South East Asia. In 1983, he founded Pan Australian Mining Ltd and is an Honorary Life Member of the Queensland Resources Council and a Director of the Sustainable Minerals Institute within the University of Queensland. Until late 2008 Bob was Chairman of Queensland Gas Company Limited and until mid-2008 served as Chairman of PanAust Limited and Highlands Pacific Ltd. He is now focussed on property funds management but takes a keen interest in mineralogy and the MHM.
Tony Forsyth (Curator and Trustee)
Tony Forsyth
Tony Forsyth (Trustee and Hon. Museum Curator)
Tony Forsyth has been an avid mineral collector for more than 40 years. He has collected specimens from countless locations in every state of Australia. Tony is the current vice-president of the Mineralogical Society of Queensland and in 2004, along with the first curator, Ron Young, helped to assemble the present mineral display located at 61 Mary Street. Tony assumed the role of Curator in 2010 with the passing of Ron Young, and is now actively involved in growing the MHM collection. Tony hopes that with the help of the mining industry and individual collectors that the MHM will become Queensland's finest mineral display. Tony hopes the MHM will become a major asset both for its natural heritage value to Australia, and also because of its value as an educational and scientific resource for the future.
Dr Steve Dobos (Trustee)
Dr Steve Dobos
Dr Steve Dobos ( Trustee)
Steve Dobos currently serves as secretary of the Mineralogical Society of Queensland, and is an associate editor of the Australian Journal of Mineralogy. Steve is a former lecturer in mineralogy at the University of Queensland. Steve regularly consults to mining companies across Australia and overseas in his capacity as a minerals engineer and is a keen collector of the beryllium suite of minerals.

Russell Kanowski
Russell Kanowski

Russell Kanowski (Elected Trustee representing the Mineralogical Society of Queensland)
Russell has been an enthusiastic mineral collector for almost 50 years and has a particular interest in fluorescent and radioactive minerals and the more unusual mineral species not often seen. Russell also has an interest in micromounting and has an extensive personal collection of micromounts and thumbnail specimens. Russell is the current president of the Mineralogical Society of Queensland.

Past Trustees of the Museum: John Innes (inaugural Trustee - deceased) 
Diane Stacey (inaugural Trustee - deceased)
Ron Young (inaugural Trustee - deceased 2010)
Jim Harrison (inaugural Trustee - retired 2013)

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