2011 News articles
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.
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.
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.
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.
7 October 2011
Primavera is the Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MCA) annual exhibition showcasing the work of Australian artists aged 35 and under
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.
27 September 2011
TMAG's favourite attractions have bid a temporary farewell to their long-time home in the Museum's Zoology Gallery.
2 September 2011
Even with our smaller museum we've got family-friendly exhibitions open which are ideal destinations for the September holidays.
1 September 2011
TMAG has re-opened its Argyle Street door as the main visitor entrance as part of its redevelopment.
30 August 2011
Please note the museum will close at 3pm on Wednesday 31st August.
25 August 2011
A fob watch belonging to the only Tasmanian to be prime minister, Joseph Lyons, has been donated to 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.
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.
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.
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.
27 July 2011
We're throwing a party to farewell one of TMAG's most loved places: the Zoology Gallery.
23 July 2011
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.
12 July 2011
When it comes to plastering jobs they don't come much more difficult than TMAG's former Maritime and Pacific Galleries.
11 July 2011
TMAG is celebrating the success of Volcano Lover, the first exhibition in the Star/Dust series.
9 July 2011
Two Aboriginal artists have spent NAIDOC week at TMAG, educating young Tasmanians about indigenous culture and art.
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.
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.
16 June 2011
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.
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.
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.
6 May 2011
Photography buffs can now view the 20 photographs vying for one of the Extreme Environment Photography Competition.
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.
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.
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.
13 April 2011
The Redevelopment team charged with making the new Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) a reality, is searching for a curator.
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.
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,
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.
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.
31 March 2011
Bryony Nainby has joined our curatorial team where she'll be working as Senior Curator of Art (Contemporary Art).
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).
30 March 2011
An amazing effort from TMAG staff has seen a new conservation lab opened at our Moonah facility.
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.
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.
17 March 2011
Volcano Lover, part of the new contemporary art series Star/Dust, promises visitors an sensational experience of colour, light and sound.
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.
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).
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.
1 March 2011
ARTaid@TMAG 2011, the charity exhibition coordinated by our volunteer art guides, has raised more than $18,000 for disaster relief.
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.
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.