Current and upcoming exhibitions
Opening date : 08-12-2017 Closing date : 06-05-2018
Gain a fresh perspective on Australia’s largest marsupial carnivore, the Tasmanian devil, in this exciting natural history exhibition.
Opening date : 09-02-2018 Closing date : 01-07-2018
Featuring significant Australian art from the late 20th century and early 21st century, donated to TMAG by Richard and Anna Green through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts program.
Opening date : 15-03-2018 Closing date : 17-05-2018
This display celebrates TMAG's Young Collectors program, revisiting two young collectors who have previously shown their collections at the museum, along with three new young collectors.
Opening date : 23-03-2018 Closing date : 13-05-2018
This exhibition showcases the remarkable stories and cultural heritage held by community museums around Tasmania.
Opening date : 08-06-2018 Closing date : 29-07-2018
A new contemporary art exhibition guest curated by Swiss curator Barbara Polla together with Olivier Varenne and Mary Knights as part of Dark Mofo 2018.
Artefacts from Tasmania and around the world are on display in a stunning showcase that's just as unique as the items it contains.
The exhibition explores the journey of Tasmanian Aboriginal people and is a celebration of all Tasmanian Aboriginal generations.
Tasmania has a unique geological history and hosts an unusual complement of plants and animals, each with its own story to tell. This exhibition explores these fascinating species and environments through the objects found in the State Collection.
This gallery tells the story of the Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, and its interactions with society through objects from the State Collection.
Explore key areas of twentieth century Tasmanian life and their national and international significance and influence, including outdoor recreation and social and political change.
In Dispossessions and Possessions, explore treasures of our Colonial and Arts and Crafts collections, including works by notable artists such as John Glover, Benjamin Duterreau and W C Piguenit.
The journey continues through the Modern Age gallery, which examines the influence of the global Modernism movement on Tasmanian art as well as the Australian studio crafts revival in the 1960s and 1970s.
Islands to Ice examines the definitions, perceptions and mythology of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. It explores the places, the people, the creatures and the phenomena that make the great southern wilderness a world of its own.
Containing more than 350 medals and coins, including part of one of the most important collections of Roman coins in Australia donated by Lord Talbot de Malahide, this exhibition takes in the breadth of Tasmanian history, from the end of convict transportation to federation banknotes and the start of decimal currency.
Discover how Tasmania's natural environment influenced the development of the colony and how some species vanished, others prospered and new ones arrived.
Featuring a rich collection of objects and stories, this exhibition focuses on the period from the 1800s to 1901, a time of spectacular transformation in from Van Diemen's Land to Tasmania.
Go on an immersive journey through this dark period of history, with objects, contemporary historical accounts and specially commissioned films all helping to bring the story to life.
The Private Secretary's Cottage ( c. 1813) is the second-oldest building in the TMAG complex after the Commissariat Store, and is open for admission by guided tour.
Shaping Tasmania is an online exhibition of 100 objects selected from those on display throughout the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
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