Professional enrichment

Teachers enjoying TMAG displays

TMAG is a respected provider of workshops and professional enrichment opportunities for educators and community service professionals. These thematically-focused training and information sessions 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 natural and cultural heritage.

In 2017 we are pausing to review TMAG’s Professional Enrichment offer to educators, with the aim of ensuring the programs are offered in the most relevant and accessible way possible. This review will engage TMAG’s newly-formed Educator’s Advisory Panel comprised of teaching representatives from across the sectors TMAG services.

Your input is also welcome. Please email any feedback or suggestions about TMAG’s role in educator professional learning to Kate Morris at

Unbroken String    

This professional learning session explores the creativity and resilience of Tasmanian Aboriginal people and culture. Led by TMAG’s Aboriginal Learning Facilitator, it focusses on Tasmanian Aboriginal cultural revitalisation and renewal projects including luna tunapri (women’s knowledge) - which was central to the development of the Tasmanian Aboriginal women’s shell necklace exhibition kanalaritja: An Unbroken String, waypa tapilti (men’s journey), tayenebe Tasmanian Aboriginal womens’ fibrework project and exhibition, and the ningina tunapri canoe project. The session includes a visit to ningina tunapri Tasmanian Aboriginal gallery and to kanalaritja: An Unbroken String.

Date: Wednesday 15 March 2017
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Bookings essential for all sessions, numbers strictly limited. Costs are $30 per session, including refreshments and materials. A discounted rate of $25 per session is available to University of Tasmania (UTAS) Education students, simply show your student card when you pay on the night. Click here to book.

More Professional Enrichment programs will be announced throughout the year. Join our Teacher’s E-News mailing list or watch our website to stay informed.

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 get the most from visits to TMAG and TMAG resources. 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
Dates: All year

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 Kate Morris at