25 August 2014
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) was today very pleased to receive a donation of important medals awarded to distinguished Tasmanian soldier, Major General Sir John Gellibrand.
19 August 2014
From today, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is celebrating National Science Week 2014 with a series of displays, demonstrations and activities focused on the science of the sea.
5 August 2014
From November, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery will change its opening hours following a decision made by the museum’s Board of Trustees.
30 July 2014
Get up close to some fascinating plants and animals in a spectacular photography exhibition opening at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) this week.
19 July 2014
Youth art is now on show at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG), in an exhibition of works produced through the innovative Make Your Mark program.
18 July 2014
Botanists from the Tasmanian Herbarium at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) have published an updated edition of an important resource which underpins all plant-related activities in Tasmania.
12 June 2014
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is proud to be partnering with Dark Mofo 2014 to present an array of exciting events during this year's festival.
2 June 2014
A major exhibition of works by nationally renowned Tasmanian artist Pat Brassington is now open at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG).
1 May 2014
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) has cemented its reputation as a place of learning and innovation in the natural sciences with today’s launch of an electronic guide to Tasmania’s animals.
4 April 2014
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) scientists have just returned with yet more undiscovered species from another Bush Blitz expedition, this time on Flinders Island.
28 March 2014
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is delighted to be showcasing a significant work by renowned French Romantic painter Eugene Delacroix during this year’s Hobart Baroque festival.
13 March 2014
This autumn, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is proud to present an exhibition of quintessential Australian landscapes and stunning portraits from the National Gallery of Australia (NGA).
6 March 2014
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) zoologists and botanists have returned from the wilderness having made a plethora of fascinating discoveries as part of their Bush Blitz survey in Tasmania’s Central Highlands.
24 February 2014
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) zoologists and botanists are currently out in the field alongside a select group of scientists from around Australia, taking part in a ten-day Bush Blitz survey on Tasmania’s Central Plateau.
4 February 2014
Today the latest architectural concept plans for the further redevelopment of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) have been unveiled, demonstrating how the museum could look in the future.
28 January 2014
A fantastic new program igniting the imaginations of young visitors culminates this week at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG).
20 December 2013
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) will be closing early on Christmas Eve and will be closed to the public on Christmas Day.
14 December 2013
Some innovative contemporary art is now on show at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) as part of new exhibition Acts of Exposure.
13 December 2013
An exhibition telling the story of an entrepreneurial nineteenth century Tasmanian and the company he built opens today at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG).
10 December 2013
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) Director Bill Bleathman has today announced his retirement from the museum after a distinguished 37 year career in the Public Service.
19 November 2013
Artists with Conviction, a unique exhibition featuring works created by prison inmates, is on show in the Bond Store Basement at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) until 24 November 2013.
13 November 2013
In exciting news, the revamped Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) has been honoured in three categories at the 2013 Tasmanian Tourism Awards, held last Friday in Hobart.
8 November 2013
On their recent visit to France for the Theatre of the World opening at La Maison Rouge gallery in Paris, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) staff visited the Le Havre Natural History Museum to view their significant collection of early illustrations of Tasmania from the 1800-1804 voyage of Nicolas Baudin to Australia.
18 October 2013
Tasmania’s State Collection is making its mark on the international stage as a major part of the landmark exhibition Theatre of the World, which opens in Paris on Friday, 18 October 2013.
13 September 2013
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is delighted to welcome the first major survey exhibition of Tasmania’s award winning artist, Philip Wolfhagen, to our Argyle Galleries from today.
19 July 2013
The City of Hobart Art Prize has returned to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) in 2013, with a show celebrating 25 years and featuring works in a wide variety of media.
24 June 2013
A significant piece of Antarctic exploration history, with a poignant story attached, has now found a new home at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
20 May 2013
The Premier and Minister for the Arts, Lara Giddings, said she was delighted to hear that the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) had taken out a top national award for its redevelopment.
17 May 2013
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) will be buzzing with childhood educators, young learners and their families this weekend, as the museum celebrates International Museums Day on Saturday, 18 May.
28 March 2013
Theatre of the World, the landmark collaboration between the Museum of Old and New Art and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, will travel to Paris in October.
14 March 2013
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) will throw open the doors of its spectacular $30 million redevelopment to the public tomorrow, Friday 15 March, and all Tasmanians are invited to join in the celebrations.
7 March 2013
After a month-long online search, the 100th object to complete the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery’s (TMAG) Shaping Tasmania trail has now been chosen.
31 January 2013
An innovative new program is set to guide visitors on a fascinating journey through the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) when the new museum reopens to the public on 15 March 2013.
31 January 2013
The revitalised Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) will be unveiled to the public on Friday 15 March 2013.
4 January 2013
Questions and answers about the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery's new brand identity.
12 December 2012
TMAG’s extensive invertebrate zoological collections and research activities were under the microscope recently at conferences attended by Senior Zoology Curator Dr Cathy Byrne and Senior Invertebrate Zoology Curator Dr Simon Grove.
12 October 2012
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery will be closed to the public from 12 November 2012 to allow for final building works and preparations before our spectacular reopening in early 2013.
5 October 2012
The City of Hobart Art Prize has extended its national and international reach this year, with the major awards going to artists from the Northern Territory and New Zealand in 2012.
3 October 2012
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Director Bill Bleathman welcomed some special guests to TMAG’s Rosny Facility recently for a thank-you afternoon tea.
3 July 2012
The Foundation of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery recently awarded Life Membership to tireless volunteer Ross Fouracre.
18 June 2012
Today’s planned raising of the former Zoology gallery roof has been postponed due to environmental conditions beyond the control of the construction contractor.
17 June 2012
Ray Thompson, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery’s Honorary Curator of Numismatics and Philatelics, knows more about coins and stamps than most, and even more about the value of volunteer service.
5 June 2012
A hand-made flag linked to the historic Tasmanian observation of the transit of Venus in 1874, has been donated to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
The 138-year-old flag has returned to Tasmania just days before Venus makes her next transit on 6 June 2012.
30 April 2012
The doors are open at Markree House Museum and Garden this weekend, so if you missed out during Australian Heritage Week, come along on Sunday 6 May for a peek at the new displays in the kitchen and nursery, and to see the garden in autumn.
23 April 2012
In 1939, Frank Hurley’s short film Isle of Many Waters promoted Tasmania’s historic sites and rugged natural landscape, encouraging tourists to ‘holiday amidst the lovely waterways, crags and vales of sunny Tasmania’.
16 April 2012
Markree House Museum and Garden will be celebrating this year's Australian Heritage Week with an open day on Sunday 22 April.
6 April 2012
One of TMAG's most popular fashion items is celebrating 25 years.
5 April 2012
After the hot-cross buns are all gobbled up, the Easter break is a great opportunity to check out TMAG’s three recently opened exhibitions.
27 March 2012
There's a great new way to experience four of Hobart's heritage attractions.
23 March 2012
For a limited time, come along to check out two artworks ear-marked to become part of TMAG's collection - and even make a donation to help with the acquisitions.
23 February 2012
Last chance to Traverse Antarctica at TMAG
2 February 2012
Come along and join in a fun day of free activities!
17 January 2012
There is plenty to see and do at TMAG this holiday season – especially for families keen to explore the Antarctic!
1 December 2011
Traversing Antarctica: the Australian Experience (Traversing Antarctica) officially began its national tour when it was opened at TMAG today by Minister for the Environment, Tony Burke MP.
19 November 2011
The construction phase for Stage 1 of TMAG’s redevelopment is now underway, with VOS Construction and Joinery (VOS) starting the main works on Monday, 21 November 2011.
4 November 2011
James Newitt’s To Catch a Tiger, the third and final exhibition in TMAG’s Star/Dust series of contemporary art installations, has opened to the public.
13 October 2011
Tasmanian artists have a unique opportunity to create a public artwork for the new entrance of the redeveloped Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
7 October 2011
Primavera is the Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MCA) annual exhibition showcasing the work of Australian artists aged 35 and under
5 October 2011
The director of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG), Bill Bleathman, has paid tribute to the volunteers that provide essential services to the Museum.
27 September 2011
TMAG's favourite attractions have bid a temporary farewell to their long-time home in the Museum's Zoology Gallery.
2 September 2011
Even with our smaller museum we've got family-friendly exhibitions open which are ideal destinations for the September holidays.
1 September 2011
TMAG has re-opened its Argyle Street door as the main visitor entrance as part of its redevelopment.
30 August 2011
Please note the museum will close at 3pm on Wednesday 31st August.
25 August 2011
A fob watch belonging to the only Tasmanian to be prime minister, Joseph Lyons, has been donated to TMAG.
22 August 2011
Tasmanians are urged to take a last look at TMAG in its current form, before a large portion of the museum closes on 1 September 2011 for the start of the redevelopment Stage 1 works.
18 August 2011
Researcher Bill Lazenby’s work looking at the stomach contents of feral cats might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s an important part in protecting Tasmania’s native animals.
5 August 2011
Bookworms and art lovers alike have a chance this Sunday (7 August) to be filmed reading for a favourite book as part of The Reading Room installation.
29 July 2011
Mark Colegrave is off overseas next year to learn about the latest Museum lighting technologies in the USA and Europe after securing a Churchill Fellowship.
27 July 2011
We're throwing a party to farewell one of TMAG's most loved places: the Zoology Gallery.
23 July 2011
22 July 2011
TASMANIAN ARTISTS DOMINATE THE 2011 CITY OF HOBART ART PRIZE
For only the second time in its 23 year history all of the major awards in the 2011 City of Hobart Art Prize have been won by Tasmanian artists.
12 July 2011
When it comes to plastering jobs they don't come much more difficult than TMAG's former Maritime and Pacific Galleries.
11 July 2011
TMAG is celebrating the success of Volcano Lover, the first exhibition in the Star/Dust series.
9 July 2011
Two Aboriginal artists have spent NAIDOC week at TMAG, educating young Tasmanians about indigenous culture and art.
5 July 2011
The covers have come off images of the changes planned for Stage One of the Redevelopment project which gets underway this September.
The artist impressions provide a detailed glimpse at what key areas of TMAG will look like in 2013, when construction of Stage One finishes.
24 June 2011
C20 - 100 years of Australian art from the TMAG collection - closes this Sunday (26 June). This major exhibition over three galleries brings together works by many of Australia's most significant artists and designers of the 20th century.
16 June 2011
11 June 2011
After three years of registration and cataloguing, planning and research, the Markree House Museum and Garden (Markree) was opened today by Premier Lara Giddings at the first of a series of free public tours of the museum.
27 May 2011
To celebrate the opening of the Markree House Museum & Garden, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery invites you to enjoy an exclusive, free guided tour of the museum and garden.
11 May 2011
This week our staff are busy removing objects from the Wong gallery in preparation for the start of the redevelopment work in September.
6 May 2011
Photography buffs can now view the 20 photographs vying for one of the Extreme Environment Photography Competition.
5 May 2011
The TMAG registrar is at the pointy end of knowing what is where when it comes to the 830,000 objects that make up the State Collection TMAG is charged with maintaining.
19 April 2011
Renowned photographer and conservationist, Peter Dombrovskis is being commemorated at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) through a collection of his rafting and photographic equipment.
14 April 2011
The museum will open on ANZAC Day, to allow visitors access to a collection of important military memorabilia as part of commemorations.
13 April 2011
The Redevelopment team charged with making the new Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) a reality, is searching for a curator.
13 April 2011
The Director of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Bill Bleathman, said today the museum was honoured to receive a Tasmanian World War II chaplain’s collection of military medals.
12 April 2011
Layne Pepper’s collection of Schleich animals is now on display in our Discovery Space. Layne has more than 140 of the hand-painted animals in her collection,
8 April 2011
Our hard working redevelopment team has this week turned its attention to the Pacific and Shipping Galleries, preparing them for September when construction and renovations begin.
6 April 2011
Our creative content team is busy developing the displays and exhibitions that will feature in the galleries when they re-open in early 2013.
31 March 2011
Bryony Nainby has joined our curatorial team where she'll be working as Senior Curator of Art (Contemporary Art).
31 March 2011
A collection of medals and memorabilia belonging to Australia’s most decorated soldier, Harry Murray, has gone on display at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG).
30 March 2011
An amazing effort from TMAG staff has seen a new conservation lab opened at our Moonah facility.
25 March 2011
Want to make your own volcano? Want to explore their dynamic geology? Want to bubble up your own experiments? Head to TMAG this Sunday (27 March) for our Family Day in the Lab.
23 March 2011
We've embarked on a busy schedule of Early Works to prepare for the start of construction in September, and everyone is playing a part.
17 March 2011
Volcano Lover, part of the new contemporary art series Star/Dust, promises visitors an sensational experience of colour, light and sound.
15 March 2011
One of the crucial tasks in preparing for the redevelopment is finding room somewhere for many of our objects to go during construction.
7 March 2011
7 March marks 5 years since our remarkable Antarctic gallery - Islands to Ice: the Great Southern Ocean and Antarctica- opened its doors to the world (and more than 1.5 million people).
4 March 2011
This weekend ( 5 & 6 March) is your last chance to say farewell to a really, really old member of the TMAG family with our much-loved muttaburrasaurus being removed as redevelopment work commences.
1 March 2011
ARTaid@TMAG 2011, the charity exhibition coordinated by our volunteer art guides, has raised more than $18,000 for disaster relief.
25 February 2011
The Premier and Minister for the Arts, Lara Giddings, today announced the start of work for the $30 million first stage of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) redevelopment.
11 January 2011
ARTBIKES is a new, free bike borrowing service that offers a fun and environmentally sound transport option for arts lovers and culture vultures to cruise the streets of Hobart.
1 January 2011
New programming will be introduced this year, including ‘Eye Spy’ a dynamic program for young children and adults to explore, enjoy and learn about the museum together. Star/dust will be launched in March (more below) and an ‘Art Cart’ and a ‘Museum Cart’ will both be in development this year.