Loan service

The Centre for Learning and Discovery makes loan resources available to extend the reach of the Tasmanian State Collection.

Currently, educators may apply for loans that allow them to explore zoology, Antarctic and history collections in their classrooms add homes.

Loan service

Australian War Memorial Boxes

Australian War Memorial Boxes

The Centre for Learning and Discovery also administers the Memorial Boxes from the Australian War Memorial. The only fee involved with the service is that required for freight.

Australian War Memorial Box Resource - PDF 406 KB

For information on these boxes please visit www.awm.gov.au

For further information or to make a booking for any of TMAG's loan resources, please contact the Centre for Learning and Discovery by email tmag.bookings@tmag.tas.gov.au

Ice Box - Antarctic educational loan resource

Ice Box - Antarctic educational loan resource

The Ice Box is full of objects that have been carefully chosen to reflect the three broad themes of the natural Antarctic environment, history of exploration and it's connections with Australia, and people in Antarctica today.

Explore learning through hands–on objects including Emperor penguin chicks, whales’ teeth and baleen, geological samples, and scientific and expeditionary equipment.

The only fee involved with the service is that required for freight.

Ice Box is sponsored by the Australian Antarctic Division, Tasmanian Polar Network, Antarctic Tasmania and Mr Gordon Bain.

Ice Box Antarctic Education Resource - PDF 534 KB

For further information about any of TMAG's loan resources, please contact the Centre for Learning and Discovery by email tmag.bookings@tmag.tas.gov.au

Loan specimens

Loan specimens

The Centre for Learning and Discovery operates a loan service of animal, plant and rock specimens for schools. These are great objects for sketching and research.

2016 Loan Specimens Flyer (PDF 454 KB)

For further information about any of TMAG's loan resources, please contact the Centre for Learning and Discovery by email tmag.bookings@tmag.tas.gov.au

iRemember Memory Cases

iRemember

The iRemember In the kitchen and In the shed Memory Cases are free loan resources developed through a partnership between TMAG and the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre in the University of Tasmania’s Faculty of Health Science. The iRemember In the shed Memory Case was funded by the Australian Government's Better Access to Palliative Care in Tasmania Program, through Palliative Care Tasmania’s 'Networking End of Life Care' Project.

The 16 objects within each case aim to assist people living with dementia and their friends, families, partners and carers to communicate more easily and enjoyably with each other. It’s about encouraging the telling of stories and the sharing of memories, using real objects to stimulate conversation and remembering.

The objects have been carefully selected and can be handled. There are cards relating to each object with additional information and discussion points which assist and encourage users to develop conversations and share experiences.

Download a flyer here (PDF).

The Black Box Loan Resource and ningina tunapri Live Virtual Tour

Black Box

Primarily designed for schools in rural, regional and remote areas, this engaging new program combines two elements: The Black Box, a Tasmanian Aboriginal cultural loan box, which features unique and powerful teaching objects and is available to borrow for guided use in your classroom; and a live virtual tour of ningina tunapri, TMAG’s Tasmanian Aboriginal gallery.

The Black Box contains a range of significant objects made by Tasmanian Aboriginal people, each accompanied by teaching notes and discussion ideas. The live virtual tour of ningina tunapri is presented by a Tasmanian Aboriginal community member (TMAG’s Aboriginal Learning Facilitator) using Skype for Business.

The program is free, however there is a fee for freighting The Black Box if required. Virtual tours are available Monday only. Tour duration is 1.5 hours, comprising two 30 minute sessions with a 30 minute break in between. The Black Box is available for a borrowing period of two weeks, and is suitable for grades 3-6.

Download a flyer here (PDF).

This program is supported by Aboriginal Education Services, Department of Education and the Tasmanian Catholic Education Office.

For further information about any of TMAG's loan resources, please contact the Centre for Learning and Discovery by email tmag.bookings@tmag.tas.gov.au