Curator Conversation series returns on Wednesday 4 February with special guest speaker Nigel Allsopp

02 February 2015

Cobb+Co Museum Curator Jeff Powell explains that Nigel Allsopp, currently a Queensland Police dog handler and ex-military dog trainer, will be giving a talk on the topic of Animals in War.

“Nigel has years of experience with animals having spent the first 15 years of his working life as a military dog handler with the Australian and New Zealand defence forces, and has published several books on the topic”, Jeff said.

“Nigel’s latest book documents the work of animals used in modern combat tasks, including hauling ammunition and locating underwater mines, and will be the basis of his Curator Conversation talk.

“Animals have been major participants in countless wars and Nigel believes it is time they received due recognition.”

February’s Curator Conversation is a timely prelude to Cobb+Co Museum’s major new exhibition, Horse in War, which will open on Wednesday 18 March.

The Horse in War exhibition is supported by the Copland Foundation and the Queensland Anzac Centenary project.

For more information, visit www.cobbandco.qm.qld.gov.au or call 07 4659 4900.

Cobb+Co Museum, part of the Queensland Museum Network, located in Lindsay Street, Toowoomba. The Museum is open daily 10am – 4pm, except Good Friday, Anzac Day and Christmas Day. Thanks to Toowoomba Regional Council, entry is free to all council residents on presentation of proof of address.

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