Reopening date announced

Reopening date announcement

The revitalised Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) will be unveiled to the public on Friday 15 March 2013.

Premier and Minister for the Arts, Lara Giddings, visited the museum to announce the opening date for TMAG’s $30 million redevelopment and said she was excited about the new exhibitions, programs and facilities that will be on offer.

“I am delighted not only with the progress that has been made on the redevelopment so far, but also about what’s in store for visitors from 15 March,” Ms Giddings said.

TMAG Director, Bill Bleathman, said visitors were sure to be in for a treat when they walk through the historic Watergate into the new museum in March.

"TMAG's collection of heritage buildings and the stories contained inside them will allow everyone who visits the museum to explore what makes Tasmania special," Mr Bleathman said.

"We are opening up more than 2,000 square metres of new space to public access, and we plan to offer more than 1,200 activities and events for visitors during our first year of reopening.

"More than 40,000 people are expected to participate in these programs - including tours, school holiday programs, curatorial talks and public events - with a further 20,000 school children expected to take part in the museum's expanded range of education programs.

"A visit to TMAG will truly be a must-do experience for locals and visitors alike, and I can't wait to welcome people back through our doors in March."

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Pictured abouve: Premier Lara Giddings announces the reopening of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Photo by Luccia Rossi.