Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery | Open

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery | Open

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is a unique cultural tourism attraction, embracing the diverse treasures of art, history and science. Its just a short walk from anywhere on Hobarts waterfront, and features activities suitable for visitors of all ages.

Permanent Exhibitions

Narratives of New
Argyle Galleries, Level 1

Narratives of New is the twenty first century extension of the historical art and design exhibitions in the Henry Hunter Galleries. TMAGs contemporary collections emphasise Tasmanian art and design while maintaining a national perspective.

The works in this exhibition are connected by the artists interests in narrative: from the historical and autobiographical, to Aboriginal dreaming, personal experiences of illness, environmental politics, religious beliefs and cautionary tales.

Dispossessions and Possessions
Henry Hunter Galleries, Level 2

The Henry Hunter Galleries on Level 2 will take you on a journey through significant periods in the history of Tasmanian art and design, from the early 1800s to the present day.

In Dispossessions and Possessions, explore treasures of our Colonial and Arts and Crafts collections, including works by notable artists such as John Glover, Benjamin Duterreau and W C Piguenit.

Progress and Politics
Henry Hunter Galleries, Level 2

Our Contemporary Art collections come to the fore in Progress and Politics, which examines how Tasmanian artists have explored the politics of the environment, race and gender in their work.

Explore visual art from notable Tasmanian practitioners such as Raymond Arnold, Geoff Parr and Ricky Maynard, as well as designed objects by artists such as Kevin Perkins and Phill Mason.

Modern Age
Henry Hunter Galleries, Level 2

The journey continues through the Modern Age gallery, which examines the influence of the global Modernism movement on Tasmanian art as well as the Australian studio crafts revival in the 1960s and 1970s.

See works from artists such as Dorothy Stoner, Maude Poynter and Edith Holmes, and learn the story of the female artists who worked out of a studio in Hobarts Collins Street in the 1930s.

Our living land: Encountering an upside down world
Bond Store Galleries, Ground Level

This exhibition explores how Tasmanias natural environment has been used to create wealth, advance science and define the state. It also examines the way Europeans responded to the unfamiliar plants and animals they encountered when they first arrived in the new colony.

Discover how Tasmanias natural environment influenced the development of the colony and how some species vanished, others prospered and new ones arrived.

Our changing land: Creating Tasmania
Bond Store Galleries, Level 1

Investigate the making of Tasmania, and explore how the state has become a place of environmental change and complexities, of creativity and of a particular social identity. Featuring a rich collection of objects and stories, this exhibition focuses on the period from the 1800s to 1901, a time of spectacular transformation in from Van Diemens Land to Tasmania.

Our land: parrawa, parrawa! Go away!
Bond Store Galleries, Level 2

This exhibition tells the story of Aboriginal people and colonists following the invasion of lutruwita, now called Tasmania, focusing on the Black War.

Go on an immersive journey through this dark period of history, with objects, contemporary historical accounts and specially commissioned films all helping to bring the story to life.

The Central Gallery
Henry Hunter Galleries

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is a treasure trove of the expected and the unexpected, and the richness of our extensive collection is on show in a special exhibition under the spectacular lantern roof of the Central Gallery.

Artefacts from Tasmania and around the world are on display in a stunning showcase thats just as unique as the items it contains.

ningina tunapri
Henry Hunter Galleries, Level 1

The newly-refreshed ningina tunapri Tasmanian Aboriginal gallery will provide you with a rich, enlightening and inspiring experience. Ningina tunapri means to give knowledge and understanding.

The exhibition explores the journey of Tasmanian Aboriginal people and is a celebration of all Tasmanian Aboriginal generations.

Tasmania: Earth and Life
Henry Hunter Galleries, Level 1

Tasmania has a unique geological history and hosts an unusual complement of plants and animals, each with its own story to tell. This exhibition explores these fascinating species and environments through the objects found in the State Collection.

The Power of Change
Henry Hunter Galleries, Level 1

Explore key areas of twentieth century Tasmanian life and their national and international significance and influence, including outdoor recreation and social and political change.

Learn more about the growth of industry, advances in science and innovation, and the fascinating stories of performers and entertainers.

The Thylacine: Skinned, Stuffed, Pickled and Persecuted
Henry Hunter Galleries, Level 1

The Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, has come to symbolise all things Tasmanian, from cricket teams to beer. But as well as being a popular symbol, the story of the thylacine is also a powerful reminder of how easily a species can be lost. This gallery tells the story of the thylacine and its interactions with society through objects from the State Collection.

Medals and Money: Stories from the State Numismatics Collection
Argyle Galleries, Level 2

Containing more than 350 medals and coins, including part of one of the most important collections of Roman coins in Australia donated by Lord Talbot de Malahide, this exhibition takes in the breadth of Tasmanian history, from the end of convict transportation to federation banknotes and the start of decimal currency.

Islands to Ice
Argyle Galleries, Level 2

Islands to Ice examines the definitions, perceptions and mythology of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. It explores the places, the people, the creatures and the phenomena that make the great southern wilderness a world of its own.

It is an invitation to journey south from Hobart across the oceans to the frozen continent of Antarctica.

Admission to the permanent collection is free, howe'ver admission prices may apply to special exhibitions. Visit the link below for current exhibitions and more information.

Free guided tours are available Wednesday - Sunday at 2.30pm.

Groups depart from the main entry foyer and the tour goes for approximately 50 minutes.

❊ When ❊

Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
2019-01-22 , 2019-01-23 , 2019-01-24 , 2019-01-18 , 2019-01-19 , 2019-01-20Time: Tuesday Sunday, 10:00 am 4:00 pm

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 Dunn Place Hobart Tasmania 7000 || Map
 Telephone: 03 6165 7000

40 Macquarie StHobartTasmania03 6211 4177

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