Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
TMAG entrance.jpg
Established 1843
Location Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Director Ms Jennifer Storer
Website TMAG website

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is a museum located in Hobart, Tasmania. The museum was established in 1843, by the Royal Society of Tasmania under the leadership of Sir John Franklin, the oldest Royal Society outside of England. It receives 300,000 visitors annually.[1]

The Henry Hunter gallery

Governance[edit]

In 1885, TMAG became a Government authority under the control of a Board of Trustees that also controlled the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. By statute, it is now controlled by a Board of Trustees, and is currently part of the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts.

Associated bodies[edit]

TMAG has a number of associated bodies including the TMAG Foundation, Friends of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and TMAGgots.

Other facilities[edit]

In addition to the main campus, TMAG includes three external sites: a herbarium, a storage an research facility, and the Moonah Workshop.

State Collection[edit]

The museum and art gallery reopened to the public on March 15, 2013, after a four month closure for redevelopment works.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MATT SMITH. "TMAG to reopen on March 15". Hobart Mercury. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°52′55″S 147°19′55″E / 42.8819°S 147.3319°E / -42.8819; 147.3319