Professional enrichment

Teachers enjoying TMAG displays

A variety of targeted 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.

"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

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.

Tempest Educator's Preview

Join TMAG staff for an exclusive guided tour of the new Tempest exhibition. Gain insights into the curatorial themes and stories behind some of the featured displays. Discuss the contemporary works, inter-disciplinary links, and how your students can get the most out of this exciting exhibition..

Term 2: Wednesday 22 June 2016

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

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Creative Writing for college and high school with writer Danielle Wood

This workshop will explore ways that Tempest (an art exhibition inspired by a Shakespearean play) can inspire creative writing with students grades 7-12.

Term 3: Tuesday 30 August 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 3: Wednesday 24 August 2016, with mixed media artist Eloise Kirk
Term 4: Wednesday 9 November 2016, with sculptor Joel Croswell

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

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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.