Secondary - College 7-12

Closure due to COVID-19

Please note, TMAG has carefully considered the advice of the Tasmanian and Australian Government Departments of Health regarding COVID-19, and is currently closed to the public. No programs, events, talks or tours are currently taking place.

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Guided Programs

This year TMAG’s education staff will be hard at work developing the exciting new long term interactive Children’s Exhibition, opening in 2021, so we are offering a focused, highlights Learning Program for terms 1 and 2. Information on programs for terms 3 and 4 will be available in term 2. Any enquiries please get in touch.  These guided programs are delivered by TMAG's education specialists. Programs are designed to deliver targeted learning outcomes for secondary and college students.

Bookings are essential for all guided programs. Further information is available through the Bookings page. Please note that exhibition and program dates may change without notice.

To ensure all schools have the opportunity to access TMAG’s guided programs, TMAG asks schools to limit their bookings to no more than two guided programs per school, per week.

Major Exhibition Programs

General Museum

Aboriginal

Live Virtual Tours

Work Experience

For all visiting schools from outside of Tasmania:

Interstate Schools Offer

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General Museum Programs

Discover Your Museum and Art Gallery
What is it? Is it real? How is it stuffed? How old is it? Can we touch it? This interactive program includes a tour of TMAG's historic site and exhibitions, uses a variety of objects and materials, and offers an introduction to collections, conservation and interpretation. An excellent introduction to finding out what museums and art galleries are about.

If you can't get to TMAG, why not book a live excursion instead?

Duration: 1 hour
Suitable for all grades
Available Terms 1, 2, 3 and 4 Tuesdays and Thursdays

Offered in person, or as a TMAG Live Virtual Tour.

Special Interstate Schools Offer: Introducing TMAG
This is a guided program designed to introduce interstate school groups to the TMAG Collection and feature galleries. After an introduction to TMAG, your education guide will advise you on what galleries are available as a self-guided extension to your visit.

Duration: 20 mins
Cost: $35 per group (up to 25 students and accompanying adults)
Availability: Tuesday to Thursday inclusive

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Aboriginal Programs

Introductory Tour of ningina tunapri
This program introduces students to the ningina tunapri Tasmanian Aboriginal gallery. The tour highlights key stories and objects and includes a hands-on component. Note: During Term 1 this program will also include a visit to West: Out on the Edge exhibition.

Duration: 1 hour
Suitable for all grades
Available Terms 1, 2, 3 and 4 
Program available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Introductory Tour of Our land: Parrawa, Parrawa! Go away!
Dealing with the European invasion of lutruwita (Tasmania) and the Black War between 1823 and 1831, this program looks at 'first contact' from both sides of this difficult story.

Duration: 1 hour
Suitable for all grades
Available Terms 1, 2, 3 and 4 
Program available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

The Black Box Loan Resource and ningina tunapri live virtual tour
Bringing Tasmanian Aboriginal culture and the ningina tunapri exhibition to your classroom. Your class will experience a live virtual tour of the ningina tunapri gallery, and will then unpack and discuss the Black Box contents with TMAG's Aboriginal Learning Facilitator. Full information here.

Available to Tasmanian rural and regional schools only
Suitable for all grades
Limited slots available

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Live Virtual Tours

TMAG's Live Virtual Tours use Skype for Business. A projector connected to an internet enabled computer is needed. For students statewide, 50 kms beyond Hobart.

Discover Your Museum and Art Gallery
What is it? Is it real? How is it stuffed? How old is it? Can we touch it? This interactive program includes a tour of TMAG's historic site and exhibitions, uses a variety of objects and materials, and offers an introduction to collections, conservation and interpretation. An excellent introduction to finding out what museums and art galleries are about.

Duration: Approximately 30 minutes
Suitable for all grades
Available Terms 1, 2, 3 and 4 Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Offered in person, or as a TMAG Live Virtual Tour.

Live Virtual Introductory Tour of ningina tunapri
This program introduces students to the ningina tunapri gallery, explaining traditional Aboriginal life and culture through to contemporary Aboriginal culture. The tour highlights key stories and objects and includes a hands-on component.

Duration: Approximately 30 minutes
Suitable for all grades
Available Terms 1, 2, 3 and 4 
Program available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Live Virtual Introductory Tour of Our land: Parrawa, Parrawa! Go away!
Dealing with the European invasion of lutruwita (Tasmania) and the Black War between 1823 and 1831, this program looks at 'first contact' from both sides of this difficult story.

Duration: Approximately 30 minutes
Suitable for all grades
Available Terms 1, 2, 3 and 4 
Program available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

The Black Box Loan Resource and ningina tunapri Live Virtual Tour
Bringing Tasmanian Aboriginal culture and the ningina tunapri exhibition to your classroom. Your class will experience a live virtual tour of the ningina tunapri gallery, and will then unpack and discuss the Black Box contents with TMAG's Aboriginal Learning Facilitator. Full information here.

Available to Tasmanian rural and regional schools only. Limited slots available. 
Suitable for all grades
Available Terms 1,2,3,4

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Work Experience

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery offers two Year 10 students a one week Work Placement each year. Work Placements are offered across several TMAG departments to enable students to experience the diverse nature of working in a museum and art gallery. The students will undertake their placement across the various TMAG sites.

For further information please contact Kate Morris at kate.morris@tmag.tas.gov.au.

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Booking Information

All visits to TMAG require booking a minimum of two weeks prior to your visit. Alternative dates and times may need to be considered. All visits are free unless otherwise indicated.

Make a booking enquiry

Please note that exhibition and program dates may change without notice.