RD Milns Antiquities Museum

The RD Milns Antiquities Museum strives to support and promote the study of the classical civilisations of Greece, Rome, Egypt, and the Near East through their material remains, at primary, secondary, and tertiary institutions in Queensland and Australia, as well as to the general public.

The Museum's vision is of a dynamic public space that encourages interaction with, and understanding of, the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean, and the profound impact that these cultures have had upon the literature, art, politics, and society of our modern world.

Emeritus Professor Robert Milns AM


Emeritus Professor Robert David Milns AM spent his life deepening our understanding of the ancient world. After his passing on 20 February 2020 he leaves a legacy that will stand the test of time. 

Known as “Bob” to all who knew him, Emeritus Professor Milns joined the university as its third Professor of Classics in 1970. At the time of his retirement in 2003 he had not only served the University for 33 years, but also rejuvenated the study of Classics and Ancient history at UQ and in the broader community. Read more

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