Collection UQFL459 - Mural designs for Geology Museum, Richards Building, University of Queensland

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UQFL459

Title

Mural designs for Geology Museum, Richards Building, University of Queensland

Date(s)

  • [195-] (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent and medium

4 watercolour on paper, 3 pencil on paper, 1 oil on canvas.

Context area

Name of creator

(1920-1987)

Biographical history

Donald Ross Cowen was born on 28 July 1920 at Brisbane. He worked as a Theatre/film designer, sculptor, painter, and scientific illustrator. He studied at the Central Technical College, Brisbane. Before moving overseas in 1953, he and Quentin Hole painted two palaeoart murals at the University of Queensland. He died in Tucson on 1 April 1987.

Name of creator

(1923-1999)

Biographical history

Quentin Hole was a writer and illustrator of children's books. He exhibited at the Johnstone Gallery Brisbane, and designed the set for Aristophanes' Lysistrata at the Twelfth Night Theatre, Brisbane.

Archival history

Collection previously titled as: Mural designs for Geology Museum, Richards Building, University of Queensland [picture]/ by Don Cowen and Quentin Hole.
Collection alternatively titled as: Don Cowen Collection.

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Content and structure area

Scope and content

Sketches and preliminary designs for mural in the old Geology Museum, Richards Building, University of Queensland. Two murals were painted for the Geology Museum by Don Cowen and Quentin Hole. The first was painted in 1951. The second, on the south wall of the museum, represents Australian Megafauna and was painted in 1952.

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Accruals

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Conditions governing access

Unrestricted access.

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Language of material

  • English

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Finding aids

Uploaded finding aid

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Alternative identifier(s)

Alma MMS ID

991011302209703131

Millennium Local System Number

.b23709388

OCLC Number

512207667

Libraries Australia ID

45249596

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Status

Migrated

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.

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