2012 News articles

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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’. 

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.

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.

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.

Last chance to Traverse Antarctica at TMAG

23 February 2012
Last chance to Traverse Antarctica at TMAG

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!