2013 News articles

Season’s Greetings from TMAG

23 December 2016

Staff at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) would like to wish all visitors a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and encourage them to take advantage of the museum’s new seasonal opening hours which start next week.


One Hell of an Inferno

15 December 2016

This summer, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) presents a moving exhibition commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of one of the state’s most catastrophic natural disasters.


Visitors to glimpse Colonial Hobart

9 December 2016

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) has joined together with the Hadley’s Orient Hotel in Hobart to help showcase art in Tasmania during the nineteenth century.


kanalaritja: An Unbroken String

8 December 2016

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is proud to present a national touring exhibition focused on shell-stringing, one of the Tasmanian Aboriginal community’s most culturally significant and closely-guarded traditions.


Iconic Institutions Reaffirm Partnership

15 November 2016

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) and the University of Tasmania today reaffirmed their partnership and flagged an increased emphasis on collections based research.


Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Bill 2016

19 October 2016

The Tasmanian Government is seeking public feedback on the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) Bill 2016.


More Tempest Treats In Store

18 October 2016

Visitors have some wonderful public programs to enjoy during the final month of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery’s spectacular exhibition Tempest.


The Jayne Wilson Bequest Bursary - Call for expressions of interest

3 October 2016

The Jayne Wilson Bequest Bursary - Call for expressions of interest


iRemember In the shed loan resource

20 September 2016

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) has today proudly launched the new iRemember In the Shed Memory Case at Queen Victoria Care in Lindisfarne, during Dementia Awareness Month.


Antarctic Photography Exhibition

2 September 2016

Stunning photographs of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are now on show at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG), as part of the inaugural Australian Antarctic Festival.


Donations Bring Migrant Stories Alive

16 August 2016

What do a ceramic tureen, a Welsh wooden love spoon and a cricket bat have in common?


Venture Beyond the Watergate

27 July 2016

Visitors are being invited to journey beyond the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery’s (TMAG) historic Watergate for a series of after-hours events designed to open up the museum to new audiences.


Tempest Transforms TMAG

10 June 2016

A storm of artistic activity has descended on the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG), with the opening of major new art exhibition Tempest as part of Dark Mofo 2016.


TMAG Strategic Plan 2016-2021

8 June 2016

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) has unveiled its Strategic Plan, which sets out the museum’s focus for 2016-2021 and the further transformation it will undertake to ensure Tasmania’s stories continue to be preserved, shared and enjoyed.


State Budget 2016-17

30 May 2016

The Chair of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery’s (TMAG) Board of Trustees, Mr Geoff Willis welcomed the investment of $700 000 over three years for TMAG, announced in the 2016-17 State Budget.


Funding for National Touring Exhibition

11 May 2016

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) will mount an important national touring exhibition exploring the Tasmanian Aboriginal cultural practice of shell stringing, thanks to Australian Government funding announced today.


Child's Play at TMAG

19 April 2016

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) today launched its inaugural Children’s Festival, which is part of the museum’s increased commitment to children and families.


A Storm is Brewing

8 April 2016

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is proud to announce that its major new exhibition Tempest, conceived and developed by internationally acclaimed curator Juliana Engberg, will be a highlight of the 2016 Dark Mofo program.


New Senior Curator of Art

30 March 2016

Today the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is pleased to welcome Dr Mary Knights as the museum’s new Senior Curator of Art.


Museum Heads Brave the Shave

24 March 2016

A dedicated group of Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) staff have today shaved, coloured and painted their heads to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation as part of the World’s Greatest Shave.


Macquarie Island Flag Donation

23 March 2016

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) today received a well-travelled and much-loved Australian flag, donated by a dedicated group of Macquarie Island expeditioners.


Snapshot Photography and Migrant Women

17 March 2016

Stories of the thousands of migrant women who arrived in Tasmania following World War II are now being told in a moving new exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG).


Make Your Mark: Death

11 March 2016

Works by young artists from around the state are now on show at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) as part of the third Make Your Mark youth art project.


Historic Acquisition for TMAG

17 February 2016

Significant pieces of colonial furniture have been presented to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) by the Public Trustee.


Where Science Meets Art

22 January 2016

Exquisitely detailed illustrations of some of the Tasmanian Herbarium's important Antarctic botanical specimens are now on show at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG).