TMAG's creative minds busy preparing new displays

Bill Seager leading a session defining TMAG's new displays

While TMAG’s conservation and registration teams are working to prepare the Museum for construction works to begin in September, the creative content team is busy developing the displays and exhibitions that will feature in the galleries when they re-open in early 2013.
The creative content team includes specialist staff from a number of areas including curatorship, 2D and 3D design, visitor experience and programs, visuals and technology to name a few.

Housed in the Ideas Factory, a specially created project room at TMAG’s city site, the team has been at work since 2010 investigating potential new directions for TMAG’s stories and collections, debating concepts, preparing exhibition production briefs, and finalising object lists.
“Working on a redevelopment is a once in a lifetime opportunity for most museum professionals," says Content Manager Bill Seager.

"We’re in the very privileged position of being able to re-think the creative direction of our state collections and stories, and how we can deliver amazing experiences to our visitors. This is very exciting.” 
TMAG is determined to display as much of the collection as possible in the galleries, to tell the stories that are important to Tasmania, and to ensure that the character of TMAG which is so important to the community and to all of our visitors is retained.

Most importantly, all staff are working towards creating a TMAG that will surprise and inspire visitors as well as being a place of both beauty and fun.