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Gellibrand Medals at TMAG

25 August 2014
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) was today very pleased to receive a donation of important medals awarded to distinguished Tasmanian soldier, Major General Sir John Gellibrand.


National Science Week at TMAG

19 August 2014
From today, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is celebrating National Science Week 2014 with a series of displays, demonstrations and activities focused on the science of the sea.


Change to Opening Hours

5 August 2014
From November, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery will change its opening hours following a decision made by the museum’s Board of Trustees.


Bush Blitz in Focus

30 July 2014
Get up close to some fascinating plants and animals in a spectacular photography exhibition opening at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) this week.


Making Their Mark

19 July 2014
Youth art is now on show at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG), in an exhibition of works produced through the innovative Make Your Mark program.


New Tasmanian Plant Census

18 July 2014
Botanists from the Tasmanian Herbarium at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) have published an updated edition of an important resource which underpins all plant-related activities in Tasmania.


Dark Mofo at TMAG

12 June 2014
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is proud to be partnering with Dark Mofo 2014 to present an array of exciting events during this year's festival.


Pat Brassington: À Rebours

2 June 2014
A major exhibition of works by nationally renowned Tasmanian artist Pat Brassington is now open at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG).


Field Guide to Tasmanian Fauna

1 May 2014
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) has cemented its reputation as a place of learning and innovation in the natural sciences with today’s launch of an electronic guide to Tasmania’s animals.


Flinders Island Blitzed

4 April 2014
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) scientists have just returned with yet more undiscovered species from another Bush Blitz expedition, this time on Flinders Island.


Hobart Baroque 2014

28 March 2014
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is delighted to be showcasing a significant work by renowned French Romantic painter Eugene Delacroix during this year’s Hobart Baroque festival.


Capital and country

13 March 2014
This autumn, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is proud to present an exhibition of quintessential Australian landscapes and stunning portraits from the National Gallery of Australia (NGA).


A bountiful Bush Blitz

6 March 2014
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) zoologists and botanists have returned from the wilderness having made a plethora of fascinating discoveries as part of their Bush Blitz survey in Tasmania’s Central Highlands.


Bush Blitz begins

24 February 2014
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) zoologists and botanists are currently out in the field alongside a select group of scientists from around Australia, taking part in a ten-day Bush Blitz survey on Tasmania’s Central Plateau. 


Looking to the future

4 February 2014
Today the latest architectural concept plans for the further redevelopment of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) have been unveiled, demonstrating how the museum could look in the future.


Artists in Residence on show

28 January 2014
A fantastic new program igniting the imaginations of young visitors culminates this week at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG).


Christmas Opening Hours

20 December 2013
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) will be closing early on Christmas Eve and will be closed to the public on Christmas Day.


Acts of Exposure

14 December 2013
Some innovative contemporary art is now on show at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) as part of new exhibition Acts of Exposure.


Tatts in Tasmania

13 December 2013
An exhibition telling the story of an entrepreneurial nineteenth century Tasmanian and the company he built opens today at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG).


Bill Bleathman to retire

10 December 2013
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) Director Bill Bleathman has today announced his retirement from the museum after a distinguished 37 year career in the Public Service.


Artists with Conviction

19 November 2013
Artists with Conviction, a unique exhibition featuring works created by prison inmates, is on show in the Bond Store Basement at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) until 24 November 2013.


Tasmanian Tourism Awards Success

13 November 2013
In exciting news, the revamped Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) has been honoured in three categories at the 2013 Tasmanian Tourism Awards, held last Friday in Hobart.


Visit to Le Havre

8 November 2013
On their recent visit to France for the Theatre of the World opening at La Maison Rouge gallery in Paris, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) staff visited the Le Havre Natural History Museum to view their significant collection of early illustrations of Tasmania from the 1800-1804 voyage of Nicolas Baudin to Australia. 


State Collection wows Paris

18 October 2013
Tasmania’s State Collection is making its mark on the international stage as a major part of the landmark exhibition Theatre of the World, which opens in Paris on Friday, 18 October 2013.


Wolfhagen lights up TMAG

13 September 2013
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is delighted to welcome the first major survey exhibition of Tasmania’s award winning artist, Philip Wolfhagen, to our Argyle Galleries from today.


CHAP celebrates 25 years

19 July 2013
The City of Hobart Art Prize has returned to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) in 2013, with a show celebrating 25 years and featuring works in a wide variety of media.


Polar Medal comes to TMAG

24 June 2013
A significant piece of Antarctic exploration history, with a poignant story attached, has now found a new home at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.


National recognition for TMAG

20 May 2013
The Premier and Minister for the Arts, Lara Giddings, said she was delighted to hear that the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) had taken out a top national award for its redevelopment.


Celebrating Young Learners at TMAG

17 May 2013
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) will be buzzing with childhood educators, young learners and their families this weekend, as the museum celebrates International Museums Day on Saturday, 18 May.


International exposure for State Collection

28 March 2013
Theatre of the World, the landmark collaboration between the Museum of Old and New Art and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, will travel to Paris in October.


TMAG reawakens tomorrow

14 March 2013
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) will throw open the doors of its spectacular $30 million redevelopment to the public tomorrow, Friday 15 March, and all Tasmanians are invited to join in the celebrations.


Shaping Tasmania 100th object revealed

7 March 2013
After a month-long online search, the 100th object to complete the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery’s (TMAG) Shaping Tasmania trail has now been chosen.


Fascinating objects online

31 January 2013
An innovative new program is set to guide visitors on a fascinating journey through the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) when the new museum reopens to the public on 15 March 2013.


Reopening date announced

31 January 2013
The revitalised Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) will be unveiled to the public on Friday 15 March 2013.


A new TMAG brand

4 January 2013
Questions and answers about the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery's new brand identity.


TMAG scientists share knowledge

12 December 2012
TMAG’s extensive invertebrate zoological collections and research activities were under the microscope recently at conferences attended by Senior Zoology Curator Dr Cathy Byrne and Senior Invertebrate Zoology Curator Dr Simon Grove. 


Temporary museum closure advice

12 October 2012
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery will be closed to the public from 12 November 2012 to allow for final building works and preparations before our spectacular reopening in early 2013.


City of Hobart Art Prize winners

5 October 2012
The City of Hobart Art Prize has extended its national and international reach this year, with the major awards going to artists from the Northern Territory and New Zealand in 2012.


Wilson and Codignotto Collection

3 October 2012
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Director Bill Bleathman welcomed some special guests to TMAG’s Rosny Facility recently for a thank-you afternoon tea.


Life Membership for Ross Fouracre

3 July 2012
The Foundation of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery recently awarded Life Membership to tireless volunteer Ross Fouracre.


Raising the roof

18 June 2012
Today’s planned raising of the former Zoology gallery roof has been postponed due to environmental conditions beyond the control of the construction contractor.


Tireless TMAG volunteer celebrates incredible milestone

17 June 2012
Ray Thompson, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery’s Honorary Curator of Numismatics and Philatelics, knows more about coins and stamps than most, and even more about the value of volunteer service.


Historic Flag donated to TMAG

5 June 2012
A hand-made flag linked to the historic Tasmanian observation of the transit of Venus in 1874, has been donated to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

The 138-year-old flag has returned to Tasmania just days before Venus makes her next transit on 6 June 2012.


Open Doors at Markree

30 April 2012
The doors are open at Markree House Museum and Garden this weekend, so if you missed out during Australian Heritage Week, come along on Sunday 6 May for a peek at the new displays in the kitchen and nursery, and to see the garden in autumn.


Frank Hurley's Isle of Many Waters revisited

23 April 2012
In 1939, Frank Hurley’s short film Isle of Many Waters promoted Tasmania’s historic sites and rugged natural landscape, encouraging tourists to ‘holiday amidst the lovely waterways, crags and vales of sunny Tasmania’. 


Celebrate Australian Heritage Week at Markree

16 April 2012
Markree House Museum and Garden will be celebrating this year's Australian Heritage Week with an open day on Sunday 22 April.


Loved TMAG collection item featured in TV Week

6 April 2012
One of TMAG's most popular fashion items is celebrating 25 years.


Easter at TMAG

5 April 2012
After the hot-cross buns are all gobbled up, the Easter break is a great opportunity to check out TMAG’s three recently opened exhibitions.


Check out Hobart's heritage attractions with the new Hobart Museum Pass

27 March 2012
There's a great new way to experience four of Hobart's heritage attractions.


Important new works for TMAG

23 March 2012
For a limited time, come along to check out two artworks ear-marked to become part of TMAG's collection - and even make a donation to help with the acquisitions.


Last chance to Traverse Antarctica at TMAG

23 February 2012
Last chance to Traverse Antarctica at TMAG


Catch a Tiger with your family!

2 February 2012
Come along and join in a fun day of free activities!


Holiday in the Antarctic at TMAG

17 January 2012
There is plenty to see and do at TMAG this holiday season – especially for families keen to explore the Antarctic!


Traversing Antarctica at TMAG

1 December 2011
Traversing Antarctica: the Australian Experience (Traversing Antarctica) officially began its national tour when it was opened at TMAG today by Minister for the Environment, Tony Burke MP.


We're a little bit smaller so we can get a whole lot bigger

19 November 2011
The construction phase for Stage 1 of TMAG’s redevelopment is now underway, with VOS Construction and Joinery (VOS) starting the main works on Monday, 21 November 2011.


To Catch a Tiger opens at TMAG

4 November 2011
James Newitt’s To Catch a Tiger, the third and final exhibition in TMAG’s Star/Dust series of contemporary art installations, has opened to the public.


Opportunity for Tasmanian artists

13 October 2011
Tasmanian artists have a unique opportunity to create a public artwork for the new entrance of the redeveloped Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.


Primavera 2010 touring exhibition opens

7 October 2011
Primavera is the Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MCA) annual exhibition showcasing the work of Australian artists aged 35 and under


Recognising our invaluable volunteers

5 October 2011
The director of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG), Bill Bleathman, has paid tribute to the volunteers that provide essential services to the Museum.


Creatures bid farewell to their old museum home

27 September 2011
TMAG's favourite attractions have bid a temporary farewell to their long-time home in the Museum's Zoology Gallery.


School holidays at TMAG

2 September 2011
Even with our smaller museum we've got family-friendly exhibitions open which are ideal destinations for the September holidays.


New visitor entrance opens at 5 Argyle Street

1 September 2011
TMAG has re-opened its Argyle Street door as the main visitor entrance as part of its redevelopment.


Early closure Wednesday 31 August

30 August 2011
Please note the museum will close at 3pm on Wednesday 31st August.


Fob watch marks moment in history

25 August 2011
A fob watch belonging to the only Tasmanian to be prime minister, Joseph Lyons, has been donated to TMAG.


Last chance to visit the old TMAG

22 August 2011
Tasmanians are urged to take a last look at TMAG in its current form, before a large portion of the museum closes on 1 September 2011 for the start of the redevelopment Stage 1 works.


What's on the menu for feral cats?

18 August 2011
Researcher Bill Lazenby’s work looking at the stomach contents of feral cats might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s an important part in protecting Tasmania’s native animals.


Become part of The Reading Room

5 August 2011
Bookworms and art lovers alike have a chance this Sunday (7 August) to be filmed reading for a favourite book as part of The Reading Room installation.


Fellowship allows Mark to shine

29 July 2011
Mark Colegrave is off overseas next year to learn about the latest Museum lighting technologies in the USA and Europe after securing a Churchill Fellowship.


Farewell to old old favourite

27 July 2011
We're throwing a party to farewell one of TMAG's most loved places: the Zoology Gallery.


City of Hobart Art Prize winners announced

22 July 2011
TASMANIAN ARTISTS DOMINATE THE 2011 CITY OF HOBART ART PRIZE

For only the second time in its 23 year history all of the major awards in the 2011 City of Hobart Art Prize have been won by Tasmanian artists. 


Plastering over TMAG's history

12 July 2011
When it comes to plastering jobs they don't come much more difficult than TMAG's former Maritime and Pacific Galleries.


Volcano Lover: a successful start to Star/Dust series

11 July 2011
TMAG is celebrating the success of Volcano Lover, the first exhibition in the Star/Dust series.


Celebrating NAIDOC week at TMAG

9 July 2011
Two Aboriginal artists have spent NAIDOC week at TMAG, educating young Tasmanians about indigenous culture and art. 


Meet the Botany Curator

8 July 2011
Dr. Miguel de Salas has joined the team at the Tasmanian Herbarium as the new Botany Curator.  


First look at Stage One changes for Redevelopment

5 July 2011
The covers have come off images of the changes planned for Stage One of the Redevelopment project which gets underway this September.

The artist impressions provide a detailed glimpse at what key areas of TMAG will look like in 2013, when construction of Stage One finishes. 


C20 closes this weekend

24 June 2011
C20 - 100 years of Australian art from the TMAG collection - closes this Sunday (26 June). This major exhibition over three galleries brings together works by many of Australia's most significant artists and designers of the 20th century.


Markree House Museum and Garden opens to the public

11 June 2011
After three years of registration and cataloguing, planning and research, the Markree House Museum and Garden (Markree) was opened today by Premier Lara Giddings at the first of a series of free public tours of the museum.


Opening Weekend of the Markree House Museum

27 May 2011
To celebrate the opening of the Markree House Museum & Garden, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery invites you to enjoy an exclusive, free guided tour of the museum and garden.


Another week, another gallery

11 May 2011
This week our staff are busy removing objects from the Wong gallery in preparation for the start of the redevelopment work in September.


Extreme photos unveiled at TMAG

6 May 2011
Photography buffs can now view the 20 photographs vying for one of the Extreme Environment Photography Competition.


Meet the registrar: Philippa Cox

5 May 2011
The TMAG registrar is at the pointy end of knowing what is where when it comes to the 830,000 objects that make up the State Collection TMAG is charged with maintaining.


Dombrovskis legacy remembered at TMAG

19 April 2011
Renowned photographer and conservationist, Peter Dombrovskis is being commemorated at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) through a collection of his rafting and photographic equipment.


Harry Murray medals on display for ANZAC Day

14 April 2011
The museum will open on ANZAC Day, to allow visitors access to a collection of important military memorabilia as part of commemorations.


Play a part in the future of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

13 April 2011
The Redevelopment team charged with making the new Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) a reality, is searching for a curator.


TMAG receives gift of John May medals

13 April 2011
The Director of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Bill Bleathman, said today the museum was honoured to receive a Tasmanian World War II chaplain’s collection of military medals.


Animal ark the love of our latest young collector

12 April 2011
Layne Pepper’s collection of Schleich animals is now on display in our Discovery Space. Layne has more than 140 of the hand-painted animals in her collection,


Shipping gallery sets sail as redevelopment preparations continue

8 April 2011
Our hard working redevelopment team has this week turned its attention to the Pacific and Shipping Galleries, preparing them for September when construction and renovations begin.


TMAG's creative minds busy preparing new displays

6 April 2011
Our creative content team is busy developing the displays and exhibitions that will feature in the galleries when they re-open in early 2013.


Meet the art curator: Bryony Nainby

31 March 2011
Bryony Nainby has joined our curatorial team where she'll be working as Senior Curator of Art (Contemporary Art).


Celebrating Australia's finest soldier

31 March 2011
A collection of medals and memorabilia belonging to Australia’s most decorated soldier, Harry Murray, has gone on display at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG).


White building open for business

30 March 2011
An amazing effort from TMAG staff has seen a new conservation lab opened at our Moonah facility.


Family Day in the Lab this Sunday (March 27)

25 March 2011
Want to make your own volcano? Want to explore their dynamic geology? Want to bubble up your own experiments? Head to TMAG this Sunday (27 March) for our Family Day in the Lab.


All hands on deck for redevelopment preparations

23 March 2011
We've embarked on a busy schedule of Early Works to prepare for the start of construction in September, and everyone is playing a part.


Volcano Lover opens with an eruption of colour, light and sound

17 March 2011
Volcano Lover, part of the new contemporary art series Star/Dust, promises visitors an sensational experience of colour, light and sound.


Making room for redevelopment

15 March 2011
One of the crucial tasks in preparing for the redevelopment is finding room somewhere for many of our objects to go during construction.


Celebrating TMAG's coolest gallery

7 March 2011
7 March marks 5 years since our remarkable Antarctic gallery - Islands to Ice: the Great Southern Ocean and Antarctica- opened its doors to the world (and more than 1.5 million people). 


Last chance to farewell a (really) old TMAG favourite

4 March 2011
This weekend ( 5 & 6 March) is your last chance to say farewell to a really, really old member of the TMAG family with our much-loved muttaburrasaurus being removed as redevelopment work commences.


ARTaid@TMAG 2011 a great success

1 March 2011
ARTaid@TMAG 2011, the charity exhibition coordinated by our volunteer art guides, has raised more than $18,000 for disaster relief. 


TMAG redevelopment gets underway

25 February 2011
The Premier and Minister for the Arts, Lara Giddings, today announced the start of work for the $30 million first stage of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) redevelopment.


TMAG a hub for pedal-powered culture vultures

11 January 2011
ARTBIKES is a new, free bike borrowing service that offers a fun and environmentally sound transport option for arts lovers and culture vultures to cruise the streets of Hobart.


More to discover at TMAG in 2011

1 January 2011
New programming will be introduced this year, including ‘Eye Spy’ a dynamic program for young children and adults to explore, enjoy and learn about the museum together. Star/dust will be launched in March (more below) and an ‘Art Cart’ and a ‘Museum Cart’ will both be in development this year.