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

2016 Professional Enrichment Sessions

Bookings essential for all sessions, numbers strictly limited. Costs are $30 per session, including refreshments and materials. Click here to book.

Pattern Play – Maths, Art and Nature

Join Denise Neal, Vice-President of the Mathematical Association of Tasmania and TMAG staff for a fascinating session on how to integrate the maths curriculum for years 4 – 8 on a visit to the Pattern Play exhibition (on show 18 December 2015 – 22 May 2016). The Pattern Play Teachers Guide will be available to stimulate ideas on how to use the natural world to explore maths concepts.

Term 1: Wednesday 2 March 2016

Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cost: $30 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 at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG)! Adults-only, hands on sessions for any educator wanting to develop their creative side. No experience necessary.

Term 1: Wednesday 16 March 2016, Artist TBC
Term 2: Wednesday 29 June 2016, Artist TBC
Term 3: Wednesday 24 August 2016, Artist TBC
Term 4: Wednesday 9 November 2016, Artist TBC

Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cost: $30 per person, including refreshments and materials

Early Years and Visiting TMAG

This new Professional Enrichment session will provide comprehensive and practical information on introducing children in the Early Years to visiting the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Staff from child care centres, Launch into Learning (LiL) and Learning in Families Together (LIFT) programs will find this session run by TMAG education staff, fun and informal with ideas on how to make your group visit rewarding and enjoyable. It's a great time to come and visit TMAG with the current Pattern Play exhibition on until 22 May 2016.

Term 1: Wednesday 23 March 2016

Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cost: $30 per person, including refreshments and materials

Aboriginal Culture – Our land: parrawa,parrawa! Go away! and ningina tunapri

An invigorating session with a guided tour of these two powerful exhibitions. Gives insight into teaching Aboriginal culture, the resources available (including teacher backpacks, online education kits and other online material) and curricula links.

Term 2: Wednesday 11 May 2016

Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cost: $30 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: