Collections and research


TMAG is a combined museum, art gallery and state herbarium. TMAG has the broadest collection mandate of any single similar institution in Australia.

It promotes interaction with, and understanding of, the cultural and natural world for present and future generations.

It achieves this by collecting and conserving material evidence of Tasmania's cultural heritage and biodiversity. The focus of collecting is on historical, scientific and artistic items, and the goal is to acquire works and objects to enhance the State Collection.

The acquisition of items is guided by collection policies to support our goal of acquiring works and objects to enhance the State Collection. These policies have been established for every area of the institution and ensure all items are of significance and align with our goal.

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Thylacinus cynocephalus