Interested in preservation? Conservation? Museum management? Installation and exhibition? Object based learning? Our collections are a crucial resource for teaching and research. To be student at UNE means you have access to specimens across the biological world: vertebrate and invertebrate, specimens stored wet for sampling and testing, skulls and skeletons for measuring and comparison based research, skins and hides taxidermied for study of physiology and function.

As part of your undergraduate degree program, the Work Integrated Learning unit WORK300/WORK500 offers a unique opportunity to develop your potential as a career ready graduate. Develop professional skills relevant to your course of study while working within industry, academia or government.


Cataloguing collection material is an ongoing process which allows volunteers to get behind the scenes and work directly with important specimens. We continually manage our singular collections documentation system, which is a network of records, paper and electronic, that together ensures all the objects, specimens and special collection material within the UNE are accounted for. This vast resource of information creates opportunities for collaborative research and in depth study, providing efficient links between collection items and all associated data. The collections, being digitally searchable then have relevance for internal use, and external collaborations. You can get involved in this through our volunteer program, click here to contact us.


Do you want to work in the UNE Natural History Museum with dead things? Roadkill your thing? Get in touch with us!

Help unlock the untapped potential of our collections. You can choose to be involved in projects across installation, preservation, rehousing, pest management, cataloguing and conservation. Register your interest here for us to contact you when a suitable project arises.