Our role

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is a combined museum, art gallery and herbarium which houses the State Collection of Tasmania.

Our vision
To nurture the museum's collection as the cultural heart of Tasmania.

Our purpose
To collect, conserve, research and create knowledge, and to engage with, educate and inspire the community about our world.

TMAG aims to provide an environment that both stimulates and educates the general public; collects and conserves material evidence within the areas of humanities, including visual arts, history and anthropology, and the biological and physical sciences.  TMAG also undertakes research on the collections within changing intellectual, social and environmental contexts; and interprets and presents its collections and research through diverse programs and publications which provide opportunity for public access and participation.