News

TMAG scientists embark on Expedition of Discovery

15 November 2019

A team of scientists from the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is heading to the east coast from 18-22 November for the museum's third ‘Expedition of Discovery’, hoping to unearth some new and fascinating plant and animal species.


National Award for TMAG Curator

11 November 2019

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is pleased to congratulate Senior Curator of Invertebrate Zoology Dr Simon Grove, who has been awarded the Australian Natural History Medallion for 2019.


Extinction Studies Take Centre Stage

6 September 2019

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) today launched a unique and significant new artist-in-residence project that aims to raise awareness of the critical issue of species extinction.


Celebrating science at TMAG and beyond

15 August 2019

Tasmania’s unique pop-up science bar returns to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery this weekend as part of National Science Week and this year’s event is bigger than ever!


Hobart Current 2020 artists announced

14 August 2019

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and the City of Hobart are pleased to announce the first group of artists that have been selected to participate in Hobart Current.


Flora of Tasmania Online now live

6 August 2019

With National Science Week about to commence across Australia, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is proud to launch the new Flora of Tasmania Online website which replaces a now 50-year-old scientific publication.


Tasmanians celebrated in new exhibition

25 July 2019

A new exhibition celebrating contemporary Tasmanian portraits opens at TMAG.


Julie Gough: Tense Past

7 June 2019

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is proud to present a major new contemporary art exhibition, Julie Gough: Tense Past.


MAGNA Awards 2019

16 May 2019

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is delighted that a major exhibition, The National Picture: the art of Tasmania’s Black War, presented by the National Gallery of Australia in partnership with TMAG, has been recognised at the 2019 Museums and Galleries National Awards (MAGNAs).


Festival fun returns to TMAG

12 April 2019

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) Children’s Festival opens tonight as part of the museum’s ongoing commitment to young people and their families.


Historic necklace returns to west coast

27 March 2019

A historic necklace belonging to a prominent west coast mining family has returned to Queenstown for the first time in nearly a century.


An evening of dinosaur delights

15 March 2019

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) and Beaker Street are delighted to continue their partnership to bring you Triassic Night, an evening of dinosaur delights for adults, commencing at 6:00 pm tonight.


Celebrating female scientists at TMAG

8 March 2019

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) will present a special two-hour program of talks highlighting the achievements of female palaeontologists and Earth scientists alongside a range of hands-on activities, with a focus on girls.


Hobart Current announces Creative Director

26 February 2019

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) and the City of Hobart have announced the Creative Director for the inaugural Hobart Current.


Contemporary drawing celebrated at TMAG

14 February 2019

Contemporary Tasmanian drawing is being celebrated in a new exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG).


Bringing the dinosaurs to life with AR

18 December 2018

Dinosaur rEvolution: Secrets of Survival atthe Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is delighting audiences with a special interactive experience that allows visitors to meet a ‘live’ dinosaur face-to-face in the exhibition.


Dinosaurs roar into life at TMAG

7 December 2018

Large-scale dinosaurs are now on display at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) following the opening of a new touring exhibition called Dinosaur rEvolution: Secrets of Survival.


Continued visitor growth at TMAG

27 November 2018

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) Annual Report tabled today confirms strong growth in visitation for the third consecutive year.


Significant art acquisition for TMAG

31 October 2018

A significant artwork by celebrated colonial artist Thomas Griffiths Wainewright, Portrait of Henry Foss, c 1820 has recently been acquired by the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG).The acquisition has been made possible with the generous support of the TMAG Foundation Limited.


New display recognises the 30th anniversary of the 1988 Salamanca protests

19 October 2018

A new display recognising 30 years of the campaign for LGBTI equality since the 1988 Salamanca protests opens at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) today.


Island Story: Tasmania in Object and Text

11 October 2018

Discover objects from the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery’s (TMAG) collection in a literary light, as part of a new creative collaboration between TMAG and the University of Tasmania.


The Jayne Wilson Bequest Bursary - Call for expressions of interest

14 September 2018

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is calling for applications to the 2018 Jayne Wilson Bequest Bursary, from researchers interested in studying TMAG’s collections.


New Senior Curator of Cultural Heritage

4 September 2018

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is delighted to welcome Kirstie Ross as its new Senior Curator of Cultural Heritage, joining Elspeth Wishart and her team.


Tasmania's Colonial Past in Focus

16 August 2018

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) has opened two important new art exhibitions exploring the state’s colonial past, The National Picture: The Art of Tasmania’s Black War and Thomas Bock.


Science Month at TMAG

1 August 2018

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is celebrating all things science this August, with an action-packed month of activities and exhibitions.


NAIDOC Week at TMAG 2018

1 January 2013

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is commemorating NAIDOC Week with a variety of activities as part of its Discovery Day and School Holiday programs this July.


New Indigenous Cultures Curator

1 January 2013

Today the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is pleased to welcome Dr Julie Gough as its new Curator, Indigenous Cultures.


A Journey to Freedom

1 January 2013

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is delighted to present a new contemporary art exhibition, A Journey to Freedom, as part of Dark Mofo 2018.


MAGNA Honours for TMAG

1 January 2013

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) has once again been honoured on the national stage for its innovative exhibition program.


Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels

1 January 2013

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is delighted to be hosting a solo exhibition of work by internationally renowned Tasmanian Indigenous artist Lola Greeno.


TMAG Children's Festival 2018

1 January 2013

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) Children’s Festival opens today as part of the museum’s ongoing commitment to children and families.


Museum Dance Off 2018

1 January 2013

Staff at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) have put on their dancing shoes and grooved to the disco beat, today revealing their Tasmanian devil-themed entry for the 2018 Museum Dance Off.


10 Objects Tell Fascinating Stories

1 January 2013

Fascinating untold stories and unique cultural heritage from some of Tasmania’s precious community collections are now on show as part of a new exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG).


Showcasing TMAG's Young Collectors

1 January 2013

Collections created by young Tasmanians are being celebrated in a new display, on show at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) as part of the upcoming 2018 TMAG Children’s Festival.


Celebrating Outstanding Tasmanian Women

1 January 2013

On International Women’s Day, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is celebrating the achievements of two outstanding Tasmanian women in a new display.


Bengal Tiger Heads to the Vet

1 January 2013

Scientists and conservators at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) have had a unique look into one of the museum’s oldest taxidermy specimens, all thanks to a local vet.


3D Scanning Unveils Thylacine Secrets

1 January 2013

For the first time, researchers have used 3D scanning on Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) thylacine specimens to reveal new information about the growth and development of this iconic species.


Horizon: Australian Art on Show at TMAG

1 January 2013

An exhibition celebrating a generous donation of twentieth and twenty-first century Australian art is now on show at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG).


TMAG Board of Trustees

1 January 2013

The Department of State Growth invites expressions of interest from individuals interested in being considered for appointment as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG).


Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression

1 January 2013

A new touring exhibition celebrating the dynamic nature of Yolgnu art and culture through printmaking from the Yirrkala Print Space, located in North East Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory, is now on show at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG).


The Remarkable Tasmanian Devil

1 January 2013

Visitors will be able to gain a fresh perspective on one of Tasmania’s most unique animals this summer, thanks to an exciting new exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG).


Frog ID – Australia’s First Frog Count

1 January 2013

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) has joined with museums around the country to encourage citizen scientists to take part in Australia’s first national frog count.


Marine Plants of Tasmania

1 January 2013

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) today launched a new book giving readers a colourful introduction to Tasmania’s marine flora, enticing them to appreciate the staggering beauty and diversity of these organisms.


Significant historical painting now on show

1 January 2013

One of Australia’s most important historical paintings, View of Hobart Town with Mount Wellington in the background (1856) is now on show at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG).


Visitor Numbers Continue Steady Growth

1 January 2013

Visitor numbers at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) have continued to rise steadily over the past financial year.


Youth art on show at TMAG

1 January 2013

Works by young artists from around the state are now on show at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) as part of the fourth Make Your Mark youth art project.


Hydro Tasmania The Derwent School Outreach Program

1 January 2013

A schools outreach program inspired by current exhibition The Derwent and delivered by the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) and Hydro Tasmania has just wrapped up after visiting students across the state.


Wilson Bequest Bursary 2017

1 January 2013

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is calling for applications for the 2017 Wilson Bequest Bursary, from researchers interested in studying TMAG’s collections.


Strange Trees Take Root

1 January 2013

Tasmanian artists’ fascination with the island’s mysterious and unusual trees is being celebrated in a new exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG).


Discovering The Derwent

1 January 2013

Tasmania's pristine natural environment and changing cultural landscape is being showcased at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) in a stunning new exhibition opened today.


Inscription and Place

1 January 2013

A new exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is taking a fresh look at history and women’s lives through the prism of contemporary jewellery.


Dark Mofo 2017

1 January 2013

As Dark Mofo arrives for another year, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) will be lighting up red and presenting a range of events meditating on the festival's theme of “silence”.


Australian Art Donated to TMAG

1 January 2013

A collection of significant Australian art from the late 20th century and early 21st century has been generously donated to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG).


National Recognition for TMAG Exhibitions

1 January 2013

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) has taken home several awards for its recent exhibition program, including the top national prize, at the 2017 Museum and Galleries National Awards (MAGNAs).


Winnie-the-Pooh and friends

1 January 2013

Enter the world of Winnie-the-Pooh and friends with a delightful exhibition which has opened today at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG), just in time for the TMAG Children’s Festival.


The Art of Science: Baudin’s Voyagers 1800-1804

1 January 2013

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is delighted to present an exhibition of exquisite illustrations made by French artists during Nicolas Baudin’s exploration of Australia in the early nineteenth century.


kanalaritja: An Unbroken String Documentary Film

1 January 2013

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is proud to have taken part in the production of the documentary film, kanalaritja: An Unbroken String, which had its Tasmanian premiere in Hobart last night.


TMAG Children's Festival 2017

1 January 2013

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) will once again be turned over to younger visitors during the April School Holidays for the TMAG Children’s Festival.


TMAG Annual Report 2015-16

1 January 2013

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) Annual Report, tabled in State Parliament this week, confirms strong growth in visitation for the 2015-16 financial year.


Vale Max Angus

1 January 2013

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is paying tribute to much-loved Tasmanian artist Max Angus, who passed away last week at the age of 102.


Tasmanian Heritage on UNESCO Register

1 January 2013

Important sound recordings of Tasmanian Aboriginal language held in the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) collection have today been officially inscribed on UNESCO’s Australian Memory of the World Register at a ceremony in Canberra.


Patricia Giles: A World of My Own

1 January 2013

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is today delighted to open an exhibition of stunning watercolours by much-loved local artist Patricia Giles.


Season’s Greetings from TMAG

1 January 2013

Staff at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) would like to wish all visitors a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and encourage them to take advantage of the museum’s new seasonal opening hours which start next week.


One Hell of an Inferno

1 January 2013

This summer, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) presents a moving exhibition commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of one of the state’s most catastrophic natural disasters.


Visitors to glimpse Colonial Hobart

1 January 2013

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) has joined together with the Hadley’s Orient Hotel in Hobart to help showcase art in Tasmania during the nineteenth century.


kanalaritja: An Unbroken String

1 January 2013

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is proud to present a national touring exhibition focused on shell-stringing, one of the Tasmanian Aboriginal community’s most culturally significant and closely-guarded traditions.


Iconic Institutions Reaffirm Partnership

1 January 2013

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) and the University of Tasmania today reaffirmed their partnership and flagged an increased emphasis on collections based research.


Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Bill 2016

1 January 2013

The Tasmanian Government is seeking public feedback on the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) Bill 2016.


More Tempest Treats In Store

1 January 2013

Visitors have some wonderful public programs to enjoy during the final month of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery’s spectacular exhibition Tempest.


The Jayne Wilson Bequest Bursary - Call for expressions of interest

1 January 2013

The Jayne Wilson Bequest Bursary - Call for expressions of interest


iRemember In the shed loan resource

1 January 2013

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) has today proudly launched the new iRemember In the Shed Memory Case at Queen Victoria Care in Lindisfarne, during Dementia Awareness Month.


Antarctic Photography Exhibition

1 January 2013

Stunning photographs of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are now on show at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG), as part of the inaugural Australian Antarctic Festival.


Donations Bring Migrant Stories Alive

1 January 2013

What do a ceramic tureen, a Welsh wooden love spoon and a cricket bat have in common?


Venture Beyond the Watergate

1 January 2013

Visitors are being invited to journey beyond the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery’s (TMAG) historic Watergate for a series of after-hours events designed to open up the museum to new audiences.


Tempest Transforms TMAG

1 January 2013

A storm of artistic activity has descended on the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG), with the opening of major new art exhibition Tempest as part of Dark Mofo 2016.


TMAG Strategic Plan 2016-2021

1 January 2013

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) has unveiled its Strategic Plan, which sets out the museum’s focus for 2016-2021 and the further transformation it will undertake to ensure Tasmania’s stories continue to be preserved, shared and enjoyed.


State Budget 2016-17

1 January 2013

The Chair of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery’s (TMAG) Board of Trustees, Mr Geoff Willis welcomed the investment of $700 000 over three years for TMAG, announced in the 2016-17 State Budget.


Funding for National Touring Exhibition

11 May 2016

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) will mount an important national touring exhibition exploring the Tasmanian Aboriginal cultural practice of shell stringing, thanks to Australian Government funding announced today.


Child's Play at TMAG

1 January 2013

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) today launched its inaugural Children’s Festival, which is part of the museum’s increased commitment to children and families.


A Storm is Brewing

1 January 2013

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is proud to announce that its major new exhibition Tempest, conceived and developed by internationally acclaimed curator Juliana Engberg, will be a highlight of the 2016 Dark Mofo program.


New Senior Curator of Art

1 January 2013

Today the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is pleased to welcome Dr Mary Knights as the museum’s new Senior Curator of Art.


Museum Heads Brave the Shave

1 January 2013

A dedicated group of Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) staff have today shaved, coloured and painted their heads to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation as part of the World’s Greatest Shave.


Macquarie Island Flag Donation

1 January 2013

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) today received a well-travelled and much-loved Australian flag, donated by a dedicated group of Macquarie Island expeditioners.


Snapshot Photography and Migrant Women

17 March 2016

Stories of the thousands of migrant women who arrived in Tasmania following World War II are now being told in a moving new exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG).


Make Your Mark: Death

1 January 2013

Works by young artists from around the state are now on show at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) as part of the third Make Your Mark youth art project.


Historic Acquisition for TMAG

1 January 2013

Significant pieces of colonial furniture have been presented to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) by the Public Trustee.


Where Science Meets Art

1 January 2013

Exquisitely detailed illustrations of some of the Tasmanian Herbarium's important Antarctic botanical specimens are now on show at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG).


Merry Christmas from TMAG

1 January 2013

On behalf of everyone at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG), we would like to take this opportunity to wish all our visitors a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Pattern Play at TMAG

1 January 2013

Visitors will be able to step into a wonderful world of patterns at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) this summer, with the museum opening the blockbuster family exhibition Pattern Play today.


Christmas at the Museum Shop

1 January 2013

If you're looking for a special or unique gift this Christmas, then make sure you visit the Museum Shop at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG).


Art Prize Bittersweet for Laura

1 January 2013

For one Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) staff member, the 2015 City of Hobart Art Prize has been a particularly memorable – if somewhat bittersweet – experience.


Make Your Mark: Respect

1 January 2013

Works by young artists from around the state are now on show at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) as part of the second Make Your Mark youth art project.


TMAG Gallery Staff Art Prize

1 January 2013

Staff at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) have today announced their own favourite work from the 2015 City of Hobart Art Prize.


Botanists Gather at TMAG

1 January 2013

This week the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is proud to be hosting the annual workshops of two Australasia-wide professional botanical associations, the Managers of Australasian Herbarium Collections (MAHC) and the Herbarium Information Systems Committee (HISCOM).


Panoramic Views On Show

1 January 2013

Stunning panoramas of Hobart and beyond are the stars of a new exhibition now open at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG).


City of Hobart Art Prize 2015

1 January 2013

The City of Hobart Art Prize 2015 exhibition is now on show at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG), this year showcasing the media of drawing and ceramics.


iRemember Loan Resource

1 January 2013

An important partnership between the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) and the University of Tasmania's Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre has resulted in a brand new loan resource, launched today at the museum during Dementia Awareness Month.


Youth Art Project Funding

1 January 2013

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is pleased to announce that it has received funding to undertake the third iteration of its successful Make Your Mark youth art initiative.


National Science Week 2015

1 January 2013

Electric animals and pseudoscience-busting are on the menu as the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) celebrates National Science Week 2015.


Palfreyman's Pharmacy Display

1 January 2013

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is stepping back in time to celebrate a slice of Hobart's history, with a new display recreating the interior of a well-known local pharmacy in the museum's Link Foyer.


Introducing The Black Box

1 January 2013

In an exciting new pilot program, this term the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) will be offering live virtual tours for Tasmanian Aboriginal students in Catholic schools in the North and North West of the state.


Patrick Hall exhibition video

1 January 2013

Things I Once Knew: The Art of Patrick Hall has been delighting visitors to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG), and now those who haven't been able to make it to the museum can get a taste of the exhibition.


Antarctic Flavour for Dark Mofo

1 January 2013


As Dark Mofo 2015 gets underway, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is proud to present the premiere exhibition of John Kelly's suite of Antarctic works as part of the festival program.


Farewell to Deputy Director

1 January 2013


The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) has today said farewell to Deputy Director Jennifer Storer, who is leaving the museum to take up a position in New Zealand.


Visit to Le Havre

1 January 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. 


Tasmanian Tourism Awards Success

1 January 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.


State Collection wows Paris

1 January 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.


Polar Medal comes to TMAG

1 January 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.


Artists with Conviction

1 January 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.


CHAP celebrates 25 years

1 January 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.


Wolfhagen lights up TMAG

1 January 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.


Bush Blitz begins

1 January 2013
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

1 January 2013
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.


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.


Artists in Residence on show

1 January 2013
A fantastic new program igniting the imaginations of young visitors culminates this week at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG).


Bill Bleathman to retire

1 January 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.


Acts of Exposure

1 January 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.


Christmas Opening Hours

1 January 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.


Tatts in Tasmania

1 January 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).


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.


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.


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.


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.


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. 


A new TMAG brand

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


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.


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.


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.


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 bountiful Bush Blitz

1 January 2013
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.


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.


Dark Mofo at TMAG

1 January 2013
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.


A glimpse of Hobart Town

1 January 2013
From tomorrow, visitors to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) will be able to enjoy a fascinating glimpse into Hobart’s past thanks to the loan of a painting by a notable convict artist.


Irvine Gaze collection

1 January 2013
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) was today very pleased to receive a donation of an extremely significant Polar Medal and Antarctic collection belonging to the late Irvine Owen Gaze (1889 - 1978).


Artist in Residence 2015

1 January 2013
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is pleased to announce contemporary Tasmanian artist Selena de Carvalho as its 2015 Learning and Discovery artist in residence.


Drawing on talented Tasmanian artists

1 January 2013
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) has a long and proud tradition of supporting local artists in order to highlight the depth of talent we have in Tasmania. 


Sperm whale skull acquired by TMAG

1 January 2013
The skull from a dead sperm whale that washed ashore near Stanley late last year has been acquired by the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG).


New Opening Hours at TMAG

1 January 2013
As previously announced, the changes to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery’s (TMAG) public opening hours will take place next Monday, 3 November 2014.


Sparking School Holiday Creativity

1 January 2013
Families getting stuck for ideas in the final weeks of the school holidays needn’t despair, as the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) still has plenty of activities on offer with something sure to interest visitors of all ages.


Friday Nights at TMAG

1 January 2013
Start your weekend at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) and join us this February and March for a Friday evening of family fun at the museum.


The Art of Patrick Hall

1 January 2013
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is proud to present the first survey exhibition of works by Tasmanian artist and furniture maker Patrick Hall, which opens today.


TMAG Marks WWI Centenary

1 January 2013

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is proud to mark the centenary of World War I (WWI) with a new exhibition commemorating the role Tasmanians played in the war and the impact it had on the Tasmanian society.


New Director for TMAG

1 January 2013
The Board of Trustees of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is pleased to announce Janet Carding as the new Director of TMAG, following an extensive national and international recruitment process.


Cricket Treasures On Show

1 January 2013
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is celebrating the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 coming to Hobart with a special exhibition of Tasmanian cricket treasures, opening today.


Retirement of Sir Guy Green

1 January 2013
Chair of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery’s (TMAG) Board of Trustees, Sir Guy Green AC KBE CVO has today announced his retirement from the role.


Roof Repairs for Historic Cottage

1 January 2013

Workers have been busy on the roof of one of Tasmania’s oldest buildings in recent weeks, making sure its history is preserved for future generations.


City of Hobart Art Prize 2014

1 January 2013
Glass and printmaking are the stars of this year’s City of Hobart Art Prize, which has returned to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) for 2014.


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.


New Tasmanian Plant Census

1 January 2013
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.


Pat Brassington: À Rebours

1 January 2013
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 January 2013
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.


Hobart Baroque 2014

1 January 2013
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.


Flinders Island Blitzed

1 January 2013
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.


Making Their Mark

1 January 2013
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.


Bush Blitz in Focus

1 January 2013
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.


New Phone Numbers

1 January 2013
All telephone numbers at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) will be changing, effective today, Tuesday 23 September 2014.


Dinosaur Mural Makes its Mark

1 January 2013
Dinotopia, a mural created by young people from the Clarence area who participated in the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery's (TMAG) Make your Mark 2014 youth art initiative, is now on display on a prominent wall at the museum's Rosny site.


Gellibrand Medals at TMAG

1 January 2013
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

1 January 2013
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

1 January 2013
From November, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery will change its opening hours following a decision made by the museum’s Board of Trustees.


Capital and country

1 January 2013
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).


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.


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.


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.


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.


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,


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.


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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). 


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.


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.


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.


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. 


French explorers’ exquisite illustrations coming to TMAG

1 January 2013
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is delighted to announce an exhibition of exquisite illustrations by French artists, made during Nicolas Baudin’s 1800s exploration of Australia, will be coming to Tasmania for the first time in 2017.


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.


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.


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).


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).


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.


Meet the Botany Curator

8 July 2011

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


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. 


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.


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.


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.


Last chance to Traverse Antarctica at TMAG

23 February 2012
Last chance to Traverse Antarctica at TMAG


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.


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.


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’. 


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.


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.