Secondary - College 7-12

All secondary programs are designed specifically for students in years 7 – 12 and are delivered by TMAG’s Learning and Discovery specialists. Secondary school programs are available in a range of disciplines that complement TMAG exhibitions including Tasmanian Aboriginal culture, the Antarctic, art and the natural sciences and range from 45 minutes to 2 hours in duration. Programs tailored to students who may be interested in pursuing a career in the arts are also available.

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

The complete 2014 Learning Program is now available to download (PDF 2.1 MB)
  

Subject Areas

General museum

Aboriginal

Antarctica

Art

History

Natural sciences

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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 the site, uses a variety of objects and materials, and offers an introduction to collections, conservation and interpretation. This program is a prerequisite for all other museum programs.

Duration: 1 hour
Suitable for all grades 

Work Experience Placements
Museums and art galleries are fascinating places to work and can offer a variety of job opportunities. Work experience placements provide an opportunity to spend time in several different areas of the museum and art gallery and provide an insight into the skills needed to undertake particular roles.

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery can offer two, 1 week placements, each year. If you are interested, please contact us for further details. tmag.bookings@tmag.tas.gov.au or (03) 6165 7005

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Aboriginal programs

Introductory tour of ningina tunapri - Tasmanian Aboriginal exhibition
This program introduces students to the ningina tunapri gallery and highlights key stories and objects, letting the students explore the exhibition displays that appeal to them personally.

Duration: 1 hour
Suitable for all grades

Our land: parrawa, parrawa! Go away!
Our land: parrawa, parrawa! Go away!
is the title of our exhibition dealing with the invasion of lutruwita – Tasmania and the Black War between 1823 and 1831. This program looks at both sides of this story in a thoughtful yet provocative way; guaranteed to engage students.

Duration: 1.5 hours
Suitable for Secondary

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Antarctic programs 

Introductory tour of Islands to Ice
Where is Antarctica? How big is it? Tasmania’s backyard is the wild Southern Ocean, remote sub-Antarctic islands and the icy expanse of Antarctica. This short introductory tour provides students with an overview of the connections between Tasmania and the far south and highlights real specimens and artefacts that would otherwise be inaccessible. This program is a prerequisite for all other Antarctic programs.

Duration: 1 hour
Suitable for all grades

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Art programs

Drawing on the collections: using drawing as a way of seeing. Drawing offers powerful ways of understanding experience. In this program students will draw in the gallery of your choice, making their observations and responses visible, and engaging in lively discussion. An excellent way to enhance students’ experience of their museum visit - whatever your thematic focus.

Duration: 1 hour
Suitable for all grades

Art and Literacy.
This specialised program uses visual art as a stimulus and a tool for expanding literacy in a relaxed and inspiring environment. Involving discussion, drawing, writing and reading the thematic focus and structure of the program is tailored to the needs of participants. Particularly relevant to students for whom English is an additional language, or those undertaking other literacy support programs.

Duration: 1 hour
Suitable for all grades

Contemporary Art Exhibition Welcome Talk.
Visiting a contemporary art exhibition? Our art educator can meet your group in the gallery to help focus the eyes and minds. This brief floor talk will introduce relevant facts and ideas, and answers any student queries. The aim is to support students make informed personal interpretations during free exploration afterwards.

Duration 20 min.
Suitable grades: Secondary, TasTAFE and Tertiary

Art Work.
A program for students interested to work in the arts industry. It provides insight into the reality of working at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and emphasises the breadth of roles in the creative and cultural sectors. An inspiration and reality-check at once, this program involves background on the organisation, meet-and-greet sessions with staff, discussion about training and qualifications, and a behind-the-scenes tour of facilities. Groups are limited to 10 pupils plus 1 teacher, and students are expected to actively engage to get the most from this experience.

Duration: 1.5 hours
Suitable grades: College, TasTAFE and Tertiary

Temporary Art Exhibition programs

2014 City of Hobart Art Prize, Guided tours on show 27 September - 23 November 2014
The City of Hobart Art Prize is now in its 26th year. THis year it will showcase exceptional contemporary artworks in glass and print from across Australia.
Take an interpretive tour of the exhibition with AccessArt Educator. Includes opportunities for visual response.

Duration: 1 hour
Suitable for Secondary

*MACHINES exhibition Dates to be confirmed, on show in term 4
An annual exhibition of edgy artworks by grade 10 students, produced as part of a special workshop program at the Tasmanian School of Art. Linked to the City of Hobart Art Prize this project is supported by TMAG, Hobart City Council, Department of Education and the Tasmanian Catholic Education Office.
Self-guided visits to this exhibition are encouraged.
Guided tours available in conjunction with visits to City of Hobart Art Prize (see above).

For inquires about student participation in UTAS *Machines workshops, please contact Lynne Hanlon, Manager Guaranteeing Futures South, Department of Education, Ph: 62 123 319,
E: lynne.p.hanlon@education.tas.gov.au

Suitable for Secondary

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History programs

Introductory tour of the Bond Store
This program introduces students to the new Bond Store galleries; Our changing land: Creating Tasmania and Our land: Encountering an upside down world. Both galleries focus on 19th century Tasmania and the discoveries and changes that occurred.

Duration: 1 hour
Suitable for all grades

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Natural sciences programs

Introductory tour of Earth and Life
Students will meet some of the locals as they discover Tasmania’s unique combination of geology, flora and fauna. This program is a good prerequisite for An Island Ark: The Unique Animals and Plants of Tasmania.

Duration: 1 hour
Suitable for all grades