Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery: On Display Since 1843

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The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is located at Dunn Place, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia. For more details, you can visit their website TMAG’s website.

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG), situated in Hobart, Tasmania, was established in 1843, making it Australia’s second-oldest museum. It serves as a vital centre for cultural and scientific research. TMAG houses over 800,000 artefacts that cover Tasmania’s cultural and natural history, including its indigenous heritage. The museum’s buildings are significant historical landmarks, such as the 1808-10 Commissariat Store, the pre-1815 Private Secretary’s Cottage, and the 1902 Custom House.

Inside, the museum displays a variety of items from a prehistoric woolly mammoth tusk to modern artworks by Tasmanian artists. The collections began with the Royal Society of Tasmania in 1843 and have grown to occupy a city block.

The ningenneh tunapry gallery offers a deep dive into Tasmanian Aboriginal culture with rare artefacts and artworks.

The maritime collection portrays Tasmania’s maritime history with ship models, paintings, navigational tools, and photographs.

TMAG’s art collection encompasses works from colonial times to the present, including pieces by renowned artists like Thomas Bock and John Glover. Additionally, the museum frequently hosts exhibitions and events throughout the year.

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Detail from Dorothy Stoner (1904-1992) Fruits, 1962

References

  1. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery – https://www.tmag.tas.gov.au/
  2. TMAG’s Aboriginal Culture – https://www.tmag.tas.gov.au/whats_on/exhibitions/current_upcoming/info/ningina_tunapri
  3. TMAG’s Maritime History – https://www.tmag.tas.gov.au/collections_and_research/maritime
  4. TMAG’s Art Collection – https://www.tmag.tas.gov.au/collections_and_research/art
  5. Tourism Australia

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