Daimler Project team

Laura Breen holding the edge of painting.Laura Breen, Assistant Curator
I have worked at the Museum for 4 years, first in the Collections Development unit and then on the Australian Journeys gallery.

I enjoy admiring vintage cars I can’t afford, travelling, eating, reading, exploring tips, skips and junk shops, and activities of a crafty nature.

My favourite object in the Museum’s collection is the 1954 portrait of the Queen by Australian artist William Dargie – you’ve got to admire a woman able to pull off a frothy yellow frock!

Ainslie GreinerAinslie Greiner, Conservator – technology
I have worked at the Museum for more than 5 years. I’m passionate about all things pedal powered and have a soft spot for the Museum’s Citroen 5CV ‘Petit Lemon’.

I have been involved in conservation for 8-9 years and enjoy working with an exceptional team of conservators and automotive engineers on the vast variety of technology objects – large and small, simple and complex.

Guy Hansen holding a large trophy shield.Guy Hansen, Senior Curator
I started working at the National Museum of Australia on April Fools’ Day 1991 and have been having a fantastic time ever since. My current favourite museum object is the RAS Challenge shield, the first premiership shield of the New South Wales Rugby League.

The Daimler is another amazing object. It speaks eloquently of another time and reminds us what an incredible event the 1954 Royal tour was.

Silhouette profile of Monica in front of a screen with large letters.Monica Lindemann, Head of Development
I joined the Museum just over 12 months ago. I am passionate about mountain biking and the bush.

The Thylacine is my favourite object. The Museum has a wonderful display of this poor creature. It includes video footage, a skull found on the mainland and even a whole preserved animal. It’s such a tragic story of environmental mismanagement. One I hope we continue to learn from.

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