Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery

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For the gallery and museum in Liverpool, England, see Victoria Gallery & Museum.
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
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Inveresk site of the QVMAG
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery is located in Tasmania
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
Location of the QVMAG in Tasmania
Established 1891 (1891)
Location Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Coordinates 41°26′16″S 147°08′02″E / 41.4378°S 147.1338°E / -41.4378; 147.1338 (Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Royal Park site)Coordinates: 41°26′16″S 147°08′02″E / 41.4378°S 147.1338°E / -41.4378; 147.1338 (Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Royal Park site)
Key holdings Victoria Cross awarded to Lewis McGee
Director Richard Mulvaney
Website qvmag.tas.gov.au

The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG) is a museum located in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. The QVMAG is the largest museum in Australia not located in a capital city.[1]

Collection and locations[edit]

Established in 1891, the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery has a strong reputation[citation needed] for its collection which includes fine exhibitions of colonial art, contemporary craft and design, Tasmanian history and natural sciences, specifically a zoology collection. There is also a special exhibition of a full Chinese temple that was used by 19th-century Chinese tin miners, a working planetarium, and displays related to Launceston's industrial environment and railway workshops.

The museum also houses the Victoria Cross awarded to Lewis McGee.

The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery is located on two sites, at Royal Park and at Inveresk, the site of the old Launceston Railway Workshops (41°25′41″S 147°08′27″E / 41.4280°S 147.1407°E / -41.4280; 147.1407 (Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Inveresk site)).

Publications[edit]

As part of its work, the QVMAG has published several journals relating to Tasmanian ecology and history. These include Records of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Occasional Papers of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Technical Reports of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us". Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. Retrieved 3 October 2012. [self-published source?]
  2. ^ http://www.qvmag.tas.gov.au/qvmag/?c=160&langID=1

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