TMAG Children’s Reference Panel

Children's Reference Panel 2020If you are a young person living in Tasmania, aged between 7 and 17, passionate about issues relevant to your age group, interested in museums and art galleries, available to attend four meetings per year in Hobart, and willing to share your views and ideas with other young people, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) Children’s Reference Panel might be just what you are looking for.

The TMAG Children’s Reference Panel is a select group of children and young people who are interested in contributing to the work of TMAG through providing advice, feedback and recommendations.

The purpose of the panel is for TMAG to hear, engage and empower young voices, enabling this important audience group to influence the planning and development stages of exhibitions, programs and resources.

Children and young people will share their experiences and ideas, talk about what matters to them, what they want for themselves and others their age and what they hope for in the future in relation to museums and art galleries. Their contribution will make a difference in how TMAG operates and what it offers.

The panel is made up of approximately 20 members between the age of 7 and 17, each appointed by TMAG at the beginning of each calendar year following a formal application process, as well as two TMAG representatives. Sub-groups may be convened from the panel members as necessary, according to age and issues to be discussed.

Applications are now open for the 2021 TMAG Children’s Reference Panel

Please read the TMAG Children’s Reference Panel Information Sheet to find out more and then complete the TMAG Children's Reference Panel Application Form.

Applications for membership of the 2021 panel close at 5:00 pm on Friday 12 February 2021 and the panel will meet for the first time on Thursday 26 February 2021.

Return the completed and signed application form via email or post (see application form for details).