Disaster Strikes at the Museum!

Archaeological salvage of the collapsed William Street Wall after the 2011 Floods

In 2011 archaeologists from the University of Queensland salvaged objects which had been deposited behind the William Street Retaining Wall following its collapse as a result of the Brisbane Floods. For the first time these objects are now on display to the public, only at the Commissariat Store Museum.

The exhibition also highlights the role digital technology serves in the future of archaeology and the preservation of significant heritage sites and objects. The Commissariat Store is one of the many other significant world heritage sites which have been digitized as part of the CyArk 500 challenge to prevent the loss of heritage in the future as a result of unforeseen disasters.