Secondary - College 7-12

All secondary guided programs are designed for students in years 7 – 12 and are delivered by TMAG's education specialists.

Bookings are essential for all guided programs, and further information about planning your primary school group visit is available through our Bookings page.

Major exhibition programs: Tempest

General museum




Major exhibition programs: Tempest

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO) Composer’s Project  
A 4-month training project for grade 11 and 12 composition students, and professional development opportunity for their teachers. Students composed a short work inspired by an artwork in the Tempest exhibition. This project is a partnership between the TSO, University of Tasmania and TMAG.

Public outcome:TSO musicians perform student compositions in front of the inspiration artworks, followed by a reception.
Date: Saturday 2 July 2016
Time: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Bookings: An invitation only event. Inquiries to

Tempest contemporary art welcome talk  
A pithy introduction to inform students’ personal interpretations of Tempest. Our Art Educator talks to students in the gallery and helps focus eyes and minds. There is opportunity to ask questions before free exploration.

Duration: 20 minutes
Dates: 21 June - 18 November, during term


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


Aboriginal programs

Introductory Tour of ningina tunapri
This program introduces students to the ningina tunapri gallery and highlights key stories and objects while letting the students explore the exhibition displays that appeal to them personally.

Duration: 1 hour
Suitable for all grades

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 Upper Primary and Secondary students

2016 Tasmanian Aboriginal Culture Education Program - 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 Aboriginal guide, an experienced muttonbirder, will share the story of these amazing birds and his people. This program also includes a short visit to ningina tunapri (Tasmanian Aboriginal gallery) and  hands-on activities that are lots of fun.

Duration: 2 hours
Limited sessions: 9:30 am - 11:30 am and 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Term 2: 21, 22, 23 and 24 June 2016
Term 3: 26, 27, 28 and 29 July 2016
Suitable for Secondary students


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, Colours and Shapes, Food.

Duration: 1.5 hours
Suitable for: EAL students, all ages


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:
Please note that exhibition and program dates may change without notice.