Secondary - College 7-12

These guided programs are delivered by TMAG's education specialists and are available until 30 November 2018 only. 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

History

Natural history

Work experience

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Major exhibition programs

The National Picture
17 August - 11 November 2018

This exhibition will examine the work of colonial artists from the declaration of martial law in Van Diemen’s Land in 1828 and the beginnings of George Augustus Robinson’s ill-fated ‘Friendly Mission’ through to Duterrau’s death in 1851.

The exhibition will also include a group of works dating from the 1920s to the present day that reference and respond to the many confronting issues that continue to arise from Tasmania’s complex past.

Download The National Picture Education Resource for grades 9-12

Curator led tours: The National Picture and Thomas Bock exhibitions

Join TMAG’s principal art curator for a special opportunity to gain an insight into two important exhibitions, The National Picture: the art of Tasmania’s Black War and Thomas Bock.

Tour times are limited. One booking per school please.

Duration: 30 minutes
Dates: Friday 31 August, Friday 21 September, Friday 19 October 2018
Times: 10:00 am and 11:00 am

Suitable for years 9 – first year university arts students.

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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 site, uses a variety of objects and materials, and offers an introduction to collections, conservation and interpretation. A good introduction to all other museum programs.

Duration: 1 hour
Suitable for all grades
Available until 30 November 2018

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Aboriginal programs

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

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.

Duration: 1 hour
Suitable for all grades
Available until 30 November 2018

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 until 30 November 2018

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History programs

The National Picture
This exhibition will examine the work of colonial artists from the declaration of martial law in Van Diemen’s Land in 1828 and the beginnings of George Augustus Robinson’s ill-fated ‘Friendly Mission’ through to Duterrau’s death in 1851.

The exhibition will also include a group of works dating from the 1920s to the present day that reference and respond to the many confronting issues that continue to arise from Tasmania’s complex past.

See information above under Major Exhibitions.

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Natural history programs

Wildlife Island     
In this program, students will focus on Tasmania’s amazing fauna and the ways animals have adapted to their island home. The hands on program will visit the Our living land: Encountering an upside down world, Earth and Life and Thylacine galleries.

Duration: 1 hour
Suitable for secondary students
Available until 30 November 2018

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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.