Secondary - College 7-12

These guided programs are delivered by TMAG's education specialists and available between 1 March and 30 November 2017 only. They are designed to deliver targeted learning outcomes for secondary and college students. Availability of these programs is dependent on staffing.

Bookings are essential for all guided programs. Further information is available through the Bookings page. Please note that exhibition and program dates may change without notice.

Major exhibition programs

General museum

Aboriginal

Art

History

Natural history

Work experience

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Major exhibition programs

kanalaritja: An Unbroken String
Opens 9 December 2016, closes 21 May 2017

kanalaritja Welcome Talk
A pithy introduction to this exhibition, which celebrates the creativity and resilience of the Tasmanian Aboriginal women who have passed the tradition of shell-stringing from one generation to the next. A TMAG Educator introduces students to the gallery and helps  focus  eyes  and minds. There is opportunity to ask questions before free exploration.
Duration: 20 minutes
Suitable: all grades
Dates: Tuesdays – Fridays, 1 March – 19 May 2017

Also see Term 1 variation of Introductory Tour of ningina tunapri listed under Aboriginal programs.

The Art of Science: Baudin’s Voyagers 1800 – 1804
Opens 7 April 2017, closes 9 July 2017

Baudin’s Voyagers Welcome Talk
An enlightening introduction to this touring exhibition which features rarely seen original sketches and paintings by Nicolas Baudin’s artists created during the French scientific voyage of 1800-1804 to the southern continent. A TMAG Educator  introduces  students  to the exhibition to help focus eyes and minds on the works (many never seen outside of France) on display. Themes introduced include the discovery and study of the natural sciences in the early 19th century, and the emergence of new ideas and philosophies of reason and the rights  of  man  at that time. There is opportunity to ask questions before free exploration.
Duration: 20 minutes
Suitable: all grades
Dates: Wednesdays – Fridays, 3 May – 7 July 2017

Also see Term 2 variation of Introductory Tour of ningina tunapri listed under Aboriginal programs.

The Derwent
Opens 28 July 2017, closes 5 November 2017

Fluid Landscapes              
This program explores how artists represent ‘place’ through the genre of landscape art. It focuses on the contemporary exhibition The Derwent by artists David Stephenson and Martin Walch and makes connections to art works across the TMAG collection. Insights will be gained  into  various  material  approaches  to  artmaking, including photography and new media. Students will be given tools to discuss depictions of place and consider how sense of place can be expressed through their own art works.
Duration: 1.5 hours
Suitable for grades 7-10
Dates: Tuesdays - Fridays,  Term  3  2017

Welcome Talk 
If you are visiting a temporary exhibition at TMAG, this program provides a short introduction to inform personal interpretations during free exploration afterwards. Our Educator meets your group in the gallery to help focus eyes and minds.
The Derwent (28 July - 5 October 2017)  

Duration: 20 minutes
Suitable for Secondary and College students

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General museum programs

Discover Your Museum and Art Gallery            
What is it? Is it real? How is it stuffed? How old is it? Can we touch it? This interactive program includes a tour of TMAG's site, uses a variety of objects and materials, and offers an introduction to collections, conservation and interpretation. A good introduction to all other museum programs.

Duration: 1 hour
Suitable for all grades
Dates: Tuesdays – Fridays Terms 1 (from 1 March 2017), 2, 3 and 4 (until 30 November) 2017

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Aboriginal programs

The Black Box Loan Resource and ningina tunapri live virtual tour
Bringing Tasmanian Aboriginal culture to your classroom. Full information here.
Suitable for all grades

Introductory Tour of ningina tunapri
This program introduces students to the ningina tunapri Tasmanian Aboriginal gallery. The tour highlights key stories and objects and includes a hands-on component.

Duration: 1 hour
Suitable for all grades

Dates: Tuesdays - Fridays, please note the below program variations
Term 1 2017 (from 1 March): Also includes exploration of the temporary exhibition kanalaritja: An Unbroken String which focuses on the shell stringing tradition of the Tasmanian Aboriginal community. Please note: this program is now fully booked and no longer available.
Term 2 2017: features the Tasmanian Aboriginal portraits and cultural traditions illustrated  by  early  19th Century  French artists in the temporary exhibition The Art of Science: Baudin’s Voyagers 1800 – 1804.
Term 3 2017: standard  tour
Term 4 2017 (until 30 November): standard tour  

See also kanalaritja Welcome Talk listed under Major Exhibition Programs.

Introductory Tour of Our land: Parrawa, Parrawa! Go away!
Dealing with the European invasion of lutruwita (Tasmania) and the Black War between 1823 and 1831, this program looks at 'first contact' from both sides of this difficult story.

Duration: 1 hour
Suitable for all grades
Dates: Tuesdays - Fridays, Term 3 and Term 4 (until 30 November 2017)

Tasmanian Aboriginal Culture Workshops: May 2017 tunapri rrala (strong knowledge)
This new program celebrates the creativity and resilience of the Tasmanian Aboriginal women who have passed the tradition of shell-stringing from one generation to the next. Students will visit  the  Tasmanian  Aboriginal  shell  necklace exhibition kanalaritja: An Unbroken String and participate in hands-on activities including designing patterns using natural materials.

Duration: 2 hours
Suitable for all grades
Program times: 9:30 am - 11:30 am or 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Program dates: 9-12 May and 16-19 May 2017

Tasmanian Aboriginal Culture Workshops: September 2017 waranta mulaka yula (we, the Tasmanian Aboriginal community, hunt muttonbirds)
Tasmanian Aboriginal people have harvested yula seasonally and sustainably for thousands of years. Muttonbirding is central to the  rich  and  vibrant  Aboriginal  culture of lutruwita (Tasmania) today. Your TMAG guide, a Tasmanian Aboriginal community member and experienced muttonbirder, will share the story of these amazing birds and his people. This program, first delivered in 2016, also includes a short visit to ningina tunapri (Tasmanian  Aboriginal  gallery) and hands-on activities that are lots of fun.

Duration: 2 hours
Suitable for all grades
Program Times: 9:30 am - 11:30 am or 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Program Dates: 6-9 September 2017

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Art programs

Literacy Through Art: for EAL students          
This specialised program uses the TMAG collection as stimulus for developing literacy in a relaxed and inspiring environment. Involves hands-on art making, discussion, writing and reading. Offered as vocabulary-focused sessions to complement and reinforce key content areas studied in English as  an  Additional  Language  (EAL) courses. Ideal for beginners, or as refresher sessions for intermediate students.

Session topics: Faces, The Body, Animals, Food.

Duration: 1.5 hours
Suitable for: EAL students, Secondary and College

Also see Fluid Landscapes (The Derwent Project) program listed under Major Exhibition Programs.

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History programs

See Baudin’s Voyagers Welcome Talk program listed under Major Exhibition Programs.

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Natural history programs

Introductory Tour of Earth and Life      
Discover how Tasmania has become an island refuge for habitats, plants and animals found nowhere else on earth. How do they thrive on an old, cold, highland island? Explore the Earth and Life gallery and get up close to some unique Tasmanians.

Duration: 1 hour
Suitable for grades 7-10
Dates: Wednesdays and Thursdays, Term 4 (until 30 November) 2017

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Work experience  

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery offers two Year 10 students a one week Work Placement each year. Work Placements are offered across several TMAG departments to enable students to experience the diverse nature of working in a museum and art gallery. The students will undertake their placement across the various TMAG sites.

For further information please contact Kate Morris at kate.morris@tmag.tas.gov.au.    

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BOOKING INFORMATION
All visits to TMAG require booking a minimum of two weeks prior to your visit. Alternative and times may need to be considered. All visits are free unless otherwise indicated.                                
To make a booking enquiry please visit: http://www.tmag.tas.gov.au/learning_and_discovery/bookings
Please note that exhibition and program dates may change without notice.