Young Collectors at TMAG
The Young Collectors case has been a popular part of TMAG’s displays for many years. There have been collections about dragons, sheep tags, bones and dominoes, even simply 'green things', amongst many others.
Do you have a collection that you would like to display and that would be interesting for other people to look at?
If so, please download the Young Collector's Application Form.
Pick up a free TMAG Tentacle Trail (PDF 3.5 MB) and see what you can discover on your next visit. Suitable for all ages, all exhibitions… and even beyond! Collect your copy at the Visitor Information Desk.
If seek and find is more your style, visit This Too Shall Pass and see if you can find all of the mystery artworks. This trail can be found in the This Too Shall Pass exhibition, or you can download it here. (PDF 3.9 MB)
Discovery backpacks are a free, in-gallery loan resource designed to help families explore specific areas of the museum in a fun, engaging and hands-on way. The backpacks are filled with objects, props, activities and resources across a number of subject areas including History, Art, Antarctic and Southern Ocean and Natural Sciences. Each backpack journey can take up to one hour and they are suitable for children aged 7-12 and their families. Backpacks can be collected from the Visitor Information Desk on entry.
If you just need the basics for your visit to TMAG then pick up your personal ‘toolkit’ from the Visitor Information desk. The free loan toolkits include several ‘tools’ to assist younger visitors in making their museum discoveries. Toolkits are suitable for children aged 4-7.
The Art and Museum Carts
The Art Cart and Museum Cart are gallery-based interpretive resources for use by visitors in either guided or unstructured sessions. The Art Cart is primarily designed for use with art education staff to enhance programming using a creative mode of discovery, particularly the visual arts. The Museum Cart focuses more on a multisensory engagement with the wonder of objects. Both carts incorporate strong playful elements and create social learning environments for younger visitors. The carts were designed by Tasmanian artist Patrick Hall.