Professional enrichment

Teachers enjoying TMAG displays

A variety of targeted workshops and professional enrichment opportunities for educators and community service professionals.

These opportunities include workshops with guest artists, exhibition previews and thematically-focused training and information sessions. These workshops help professionals in the education and community service sectors to make the most of what the Museum has to offer, and help to increase engagement with visual arts, sciences, humanities and cultural heritage.

“We all found it very motivating and came back to school inspired to follow up many of the ideas...”
Carey Bourke, teacher, Mt Nelson Primary School

“Lots of the teachers who attended your workshops last week said that they were the best professional development they had ever attended”
Merryn Bolger, teacher, Cape Barren Island School

2015 Professional Enrichment Sessions

Bookings essential for all sessions, numbers strictly limited: click here to book.

The Suspense is Awful: Tasmania and the Great War
How did World War I affect Tasmanians at home? This exhibition preview and teacher professional enrichment session explores ways to engage students in this centenary year of the ANZAC’s Gallipoli landing. Meet the Senior Curator of History and Educators for this engaging session.

Date: Wednesday 29 April
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cost: $20 per person, including refreshments and materials

Contemporary Art – Down and Dirty
Knock off work, grab a glass of wine, and spend an evening getting to know a living artist! An adults-only, hands-on session. For more information, click here to download a flyer.

Term 2: Wednesday 13 May with artist-designer Patrick Hall
Term 3: Wednesday 12 August with visual photographer Nicole Robson
Term 4: Wednesday 4 November with artist Barbie Kjar

Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cost: $20 per person, including refreshments and materials

Story Telling
An intriguing professional enrichment session where participants will learn how to interpret objects through story telling. Story telling is an ancient tradition belonging to many cultures and relevant to all age groups.

Date: Wednesday 5 August
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cost: $20 per person, including refreshments and materials

Threatened species: Is this the last chance? 
On 7 September 1936 the last known thylacine (or Tasmanian Tiger) died at Hobart Zoo. This professional enrichment session explores threatened species, and how to engage students with this critical theme. Includes a special viewing of TMAG Thylacine material not currently on display. Presented by experts from the Threatened Species Unit and TMAG.

Date: Wednesday 9 September
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cost: $20 per person, including refreshments and materials

Pre-service Teacher Workshops
In association with the University of Tasmania, TMAG offers pre-service teacher workshops for Bachelor of Education and Masters of Teaching students in how to use the museum and art gallery. The workshops focus on museum teaching techniques and resources, including hands-on learning with objects. It ensures future school teachers and educators are skilled in making the best use of a school visit to the museum.

Duration: 2 hours
Suitable for B.Ed and M.Teach students

Fee-for-Service Whole School PL
Want a professional learning (PL) workshop designed for your whole school’s teaching body? TMAG’s Centre for Learning and Discovery runs specialised programs by negotiation with schools around a range of themes. A particularly popular one is the Aboriginal Cultural Awareness and Perspectives Workshop. Specialised tours of galleries and exhibitions are also available. For fee structures, thematic possibilities and availability, please email the Manager, Centre for Learning and Discovery: Andy.Baird@tmag.tas.gov.au