Secondary - College 7-12

All secondary programs are designed specifically for students in years 7 – 12 and are delivered by TMAG's Learning and Discovery specialists. Secondary school programs are available in a range of disciplines that complement TMAG exhibitions including Tasmanian Aboriginal culture and art and range from 45 minutes to 2 hours in duration. Programs tailored to students who may be interested in pursuing a career in the arts are also available.

Bookings are essential for all guided programs, and further information about planning your primary school group visit is available through our Bookings page.

The 2016 Learning Program is listed below.

Subject Areas

General museum




General museum programs

Discover Your Museum and Art Gallery
What is it? Is it real? How is it stuffed? How old is it? Can we touch it? This interactive program includes a tour of TMAG's site, uses a variety of objects and materials, and offers an introduction to collections, conservation and interpretation. A good introduction to all other museum programs.

Duration: 1 hour
Suitable for all grades


Aboriginal programs

Introductory Tour of ningina tunapri
This program introduces students to the ningina tunapri gallery and highlights key stories and objects, letting the students explore the exhibition displays that appeal to them personally.

Duration: 1 hour
Suitable for all grades

Introductory Tour of Our land: Parrawa, Parrawa! Go away!
Dealing with the invasion of lutruwita (Tasmania) and the Black War between 1823 and 1831, this program looks at 'first contact' from both sides of this difficult story.

Duration: 1 hour
Suitable for Upper Primary and Secondary students

2016 Tasmanian Aboriginal Culture Education Program - waranta mulaka yula
We, the Tasmanian Aboriginal community, hunt muttonbirds.
Tasmanian Aboriginal people have harvested yula seasonally and sustainably for thousands of years. Muttonbirding is central to the rich and vibrant Aboriginal culture of lutruwita (Tasmania) today. Your TMAG Aboriginal guide, an experienced muttonbirder, will share the story of these amazing birds and his people. This program also includes a short visit to ningina tunapri (Tasmanian Aboriginal gallery) and hands-on activities that are lots of fun.

Duration: 2 hours
Limited sessions: 9:30 am - 11:30 am and 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Term 2: 21, 22, 23 and 24 June 2016
Term 3: 26, 27, 28 and 29 July 2016
Suitable for Secondary students

Visions of Aboriginal Art
Examining artworks by Aboriginal artists from Tasmania and beyond, this program brings together a selection of works from the TMAG collection, offering a unique opportunity to explore the diversity of current practice. This program is delivered by a Tasmanian Aboriginal artist and TMAG's Art Educator.

Duration: 1.5 hours
Limited sessions: 7, 8, 9 and 10 June 2016
Times: 10:00 am - 11:30 am and 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Suitable for Secondary students


Art programs

Literacy Through Art: for EAL students
This specialised program uses the TMAG collection as stimulus for developing literacy in a relaxed and inspiring environment. Involves hands-on art making, discussion, writing and reading. Offered as vocabulary-focused sessions to complement and reinforce key content areas studied in English as an Additional Language (EAL) courses. Ideal for beginners, or as refresher sessions for intermediate students.

Session topics: Faces, The Body, Animals, Colours and Shapes, Food.

Duration: 1.5 hours
Suitable for: EAL students, all ages

Welcome Talk
Visiting an art exhibition at TMAG and want a pithy introduction to inform personal interpretations during free exploration afterwards? Our Art Educator meets your group in the gallery to help focus eyes and minds.

Permanent Art Exhibition Welcome Talk
Pattern Bandits Exhibition Welcome Talk - until 15 May 2016
Tempest Exhibition Welcome Talk - 10 June - 20 November 2016

Duration: 20 minutes
Suitable for Secondary, TasTAFE and Tertiary students


All visits to TMAG require booking a minimum of two weeks prior to your visit. Alternative and times may need to be considered. All visits are free unless otherwise indicated.
To make a booking enquiry please visit:
Please note that exhibition and program dates may change without notice.