Professional enrichment

Teachers enjoying TMAG displays

A variety of targeted workshops and professional enrichment opportunities for educators and community service professionals.

Aboriginal Culture – Our land: parrawa, parrawa! Go away! and ningina tunapri
An invigorating session with a guided tour of these two powerful exhibitions. Gives insight into teaching Aboriginal culture, the resources available (including teacher backpacks, online education kits and other online material) and curricula links.

Date: Wednesday 11 March
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cost: $20 per person, including refreshments and materials

Art exhibition preview with Patrick Hall
A very special opportunity to explore Things I Once Knew: The Art of Patrick Hall with the artist himself. An inspiring and informative session, whether it’s preparation for bringing your students or for personal interest.

Date: Wednesday 18 March
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cost: $20 per person, including refreshments and materials

Pre-service Teacher Workshops 
In association with the University of Tasmania, TMAG offers pre-service teacher workshops for Bachelor of Education and Masters of Teaching students in how to use the museum and art gallery. The workshops focus on museum teaching techniques and resources, including hands-on learning with objects. It ensures future school teachers and educators are skilled in making the best use of a school visit to the museum. 

Duration: 2 hours
Suitable for B.Ed and M.Teach students 

Story Telling
An intriguing professional enrichment session where participants will learn how to interpret objects through story telling. Story telling is an ancient tradition belonging to many cultures and relevant to all age groups.

Date: Wednesday 5 August
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cost: $20 per person, including refreshments and materials

Threatened species: Is this the last chance? 
On 7 September 1936 the last known thylacine (or Tasmanian Tiger) died at Hobart Zoo. This professional enrichment session explores threatened species, and how to engage students with this critical theme. Includes a special viewing of TMAG Thylacine material not currently on display. Presented by experts from the Threatened Species Unit and TMAG.

Date: Wednesday 9 September
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cost: $20 per person, including refreshments and materials

The Suspense is Awful: Tasmania and the Great War
How did World War I affect Tasmanians at home? This exhibition preview and teacher professional enrichment session explores ways to engage students in this centenary year of the ANZAC’s Gallipoli landing. Meet the Senior Curator of History and Educators for this engaging session.

Date: Wednesday 29 April
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cost: $20 per person, including refreshments and materials

Contemporary Art – Down and Dirty
Knock off work, grab a glass of wine, and spend an evening getting to know a living artist! An adults-only, hands-on session. 

Term 1: Wednesday 25 February with sculptor Colin Langridge
Term 2: Wednesday 13 May with artist-designer Patrick Hall
Term 3: Wednesday 12 August with visual photographer Nicole Robson
Term 4: Wednesday 4 November with artist Barbie Kjar

Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cost: $20 per person, including refreshments and materials

Fee-for-Service Whole School PL
Want a professional learning (PL) workshop designed for your whole school’s teaching body? TMAG’s Centre for Learning and Discovery runs specialised programs by negotiation with schools around a range of themes. A particularly popular one is the Aboriginal Cultural Awareness and Perspectives Workshop. Specialised tours of galleries and exhibitions are also available. For fee structures, thematic possibilities and availability, please email the Manager, Centre for Learning and Discovery: Andy.Baird@tmag.tas.gov.au