Professional enrichment

Teachers enjoying TMAG displays

TMAG is a respected provider of workshops and professional enrichment opportunities for educators and community service professionals. These thematically-focused training and information sessions help professionals in the education and community service sectors to make the most of what the museum has to offer, and help to increase engagement with natural and cultural heritage.

In 2017 we are pausing to review TMAG’s Professional Enrichment offer to educators, with the aim of ensuring the programs are offered in the most relevant and accessible way possible. This review will engage TMAG’s newly-formed Educator’s Advisory Panel comprised of teaching representatives from across the sectors TMAG services.

Your input is also welcome. Please email any feedback or suggestions about TMAG’s role in educator professional learning to Kate Morris at

Navigating between Art and Science

TMAG is the perfect location for educators and students to nurture the interdisciplinary connections and creative crossovers central to successful STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics) learning. This professional enrichment session includes exercises to hone the observation skills fundamental to art and science and introduces enjoyable and accessible ways to interpret art through science that can be applied in and out of the classroom. The session includes a visit to The Art of Science: Baudin’s Voyagers 1800 – 1804.

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Bookings essential for all sessions, numbers strictly limited. Costs are $30 per session, including refreshments and materials. A discounted rate of $25 per session is available to University of Tasmania (UTAS) Education students, simply show your student card when you pay on the night. Click here to book.

More Professional Enrichment programs will be announced throughout the year. Join our Teacher’s E-News mailing list or watch our website to stay informed.

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 get the most from visits to TMAG and TMAG resources. 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
Dates: All year

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 Kate Morris at