Current and upcoming exhibitions
Opening date : 10-06-2016 Closing date : 20-11-2016
A major new art exhibition conceived and developed by internationally acclaimed curator Juliana Engberg. With its roots in the Shakespearean play of the same name, Tempest will transform TMAG’s galleries into a world of shipwrecks and stormy seas, romance, discovery, tragedy and magic.
Opening date : 02-09-2016 Closing date : 18-09-2016
See stunning images of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, finalists in the Australian Antarctic Festival's Antarctic Photography Competition, and cast your vote in the People’s Choice Award.
Opening date : 09-12-2016 Closing date : 21-05-2017
An exhibition offering a unique glimpse into shell stringing, one of the most culturally significant and closely guarded traditions of the Tasmanian Aboriginal community.
Opening date : 07-04-2017 Closing date : 09-07-2017
An exhibition showcasing original sketches and paintings created by Nicolas Baudin’s artists Charles-Alexandre Lesueur and Nicolas-Martin Petit during the voyage of 1800-1804.
Artefacts from Tasmania and around the world are on display in a stunning showcase that's just as unique as the items it contains.
The exhibition explores the journey of Tasmanian Aboriginal people and is a celebration of all Tasmanian Aboriginal generations.
Tasmania has a unique geological history and hosts an unusual complement of plants and animals, each with its own story to tell. This exhibition explores these fascinating species and environments through the objects found in the State Collection.
This gallery tells the story of the Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, and its interactions with society through objects from the State Collection.
Explore key areas of twentieth century Tasmanian life and their national and international significance and influence, including outdoor recreation and social and political change.
In Dispossessions and Possessions, explore treasures of our Colonial and Arts and Crafts collections, including works by notable artists such as John Glover, Benjamin Duterreau and W C Piguenit.
The journey continues through the Modern Age gallery, which examines the influence of the global Modernism movement on Tasmanian art as well as the Australian studio crafts revival in the 1960s and 1970s.
Islands to Ice examines the definitions, perceptions and mythology of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. It explores the places, the people, the creatures and the phenomena that make the great southern wilderness a world of its own.
Containing more than 350 medals and coins, including part of one of the most important collections of Roman coins in Australia donated by Lord Talbot de Malahide, this exhibition takes in the breadth of Tasmanian history, from the end of convict transportation to federation banknotes and the start of decimal currency.
Discover how Tasmania's natural environment influenced the development of the colony and how some species vanished, others prospered and new ones arrived.
Featuring a rich collection of objects and stories, this exhibition focuses on the period from the 1800s to 1901, a time of spectacular transformation in from Van Diemen's Land to Tasmania.
Go on an immersive journey through this dark period of history, with objects, contemporary historical accounts and specially commissioned films all helping to bring the story to life.
The Private Secretary's Cottage ( c. 1813) is the second-oldest building in the TMAG complex after the Commissariat Store, and is open for admission by guided tour.
Shaping Tasmania is an online exhibition of 100 objects selected from those on display throughout the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
For further information about exhibitions and events, please visit our Maps and downloads page.