Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
- The Arts
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) celebrates Tasmania’s history, art and culture (Note: Closed for renovation from 12 November 2012 until early 2013). TMAG is located in Hobart’s central business district, close to the city’s waterfront.
You can join a free guided tour or browse the galleries to experience TMAG's rich blend of permanent collections, touring and temporary exhibitions and special displays.
A highlight is the Tasmanian Aboriginal Gallery - Ningenneh Tunapry. An Aboriginal phrase meaning ‘to give knowledge and understanding’, Ningenneh Tunapry’ celebrates Tasmania’s indigenous history and culture, and offers an insight into the traditional and contemporary cultural practices and issues of Tasmanian Aboriginals. Here, you can also see the first bark canoe built by indigenous Tasmanians since the mid-1800s.
Discover the mysteries of Antarctica in the interactive Islands to Ice exhibition; visit the Colonial Art Gallery to view an exquisite collection of 19th century artworks, or see one of the world’s most significant collections of Huon pine furniture, dating from the early 1800s. You can also learn about Tasmania’s ancient origins, flora and fauna – including the now-extinct Thylacine or Tasmanian Tiger – in the natural history gallery. TMAG also features a children’s discovery centre, café and shop. Admission is free, although entry charges may apply to special exhibitions.
NOTE: TMAG closes to the public from 1700 on Sunday 11 November 2012 and will reopen again when a major redevelopment is completed in early 2013. Curators and builders will take this time to install new facilities and exhibitions for visitors to enjoy, while also ensuring heritage buildings and the treasures in the collection are given the best possible home.