Make a virtual visit to TMAG

Virtual tour being filmed in the gallery

While the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is currently closed due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the museum wants to encourage people to make a virtual visit from home instead.

“We know that TMAG is a much-loved institution, and we want to make sure that people don’t miss out on enjoying the museum and our collection,” TMAG Director Janet Carding said.

“Over the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing a range of videos, posts and other resources on our social media channels that will explore different aspects of TMAG.”

TMAG has already began its virtual tour program with a regular Mystery Tour conducted by the museum’s Public Programs and Learning Team live on Facebook.

“We aim to continue these live tours once a week, while we are still able to have staff on site at TMAG, and we are also preparing alternative ways to engage with the museum should staff be required to stay at home,” Janet said.

“We will be creating some new video content, and will also be sharing our existing resources on our social media channels during this time.

“Our staff are experts at communicating in person, but this is a chance for them to experiment and learn with new mediums.

“We hope you can join us virtually at TMAG over the coming weeks.”

Stay tuned to TMAG’s social media channels for news on upcoming virtual tours and regular updates, videos, posts and resources from the museum: YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

You can also learn about what museums around the world are offering virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic by following the hashtag #MuseumFromHome.

Image caption: Senior Curator of Art Mary Knights films a virtual tour in the This Too Shall Pass exhibition.