Meg McKavanagh is a trained museum professional based in Brisbane, Australia. She studied Museum Studies at the Universities of Queensland (Aust) and Leicester (UK), specialising in museum education, material culture and contemporary curatorial theory. Meg currently works at the Museum of Brisbane as the Head of Collections, part of the Content Team supporting the integration of collections into the Museum’s dynamic program. As a freelance museum consultant, Meg provides curatorial and collection management and training support for clients such as NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Tweed Shire Council and Museum of Brisbane. Her most recent engagement by Tweed Regional Museum to redevelop two heritage listed buildings in Tweed Heads. Previous to this, Meg was Manager at Newstead House, where she was responsible for the security, buildings and grounds of a 19th century waterfront historic house museum. She managed an active volunteer program, employees and student interns; coordinated education and capital redevelopment programs and instituted best practice procedures among staff and volunteers regarding health and safety, collections management and historic preservation issues. From 2002-2003 she completed the Master’s program in Museum Studies specialising in Archaeology and Museum Collections. From 1998-2002 she completed Bachelor and Honors degrees in Archaeology, Anthropology and Museum Education.