Upcoming events

    • 08 Feb 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Tasmanian Herbarium, University of Tasmania, College Road, Sandy Bay
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    Part of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, the Tasmanian Herbarium is responsible for the development, maintenance and management of the botanical collections of Tasmania. These preserved plant specimens are internationally recognised as the most comprehensive record of the Tasmanian flora in the world. They are also the raw materials for further discovery and knowledge of Tasmania’s unique flora.

    It is rare to have an opportunity to visit this landmark institution, so we hope that you can join us. Dr Gintaras Kantvilas, head of the Tasmanian Herbarium, will talk to us about the Herbarium’s role, and show us some of its botanical treasures. 

    The Herbarium isn’t able to accommodate large groups, so we are strictly limited to 40 attendees. Please be aware that because of space constraints we won’t be able to supply seating on this occasion.

    DIRECTIONS: The Tasmanian Herbarium is located within the University of Tasmania at Sandy Bay. Head up College Road and it is the first building on the left: single storey green. We have it on good authority that parking should be available in College Road; strictly speaking it is ‘permit only’ but they do not book late in the afternoon.

    RSVP: 2 February.

    Above: Eucalyptus globulus — Blue Gum. Tasmanian Herbarium specimen collected by Winifred Curtis 1942.

    • 18 Mar 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Summerhome, Hopkins Street, Moonah
    • 5

    Gracious Georgian house Summerhome was built in the 1840s by prominent merchant Henry Hopkins as his summer retreat, away from the bustle of Hobart Town. The home is still in the same family, and the house and beautiful gardens are much as they were in the 19th century.

    Two sixth-generation descendants, James Alexander and Julia Johnson, and historian Alison Alexander will take us on a tour of the house and gardens. You will see what life was like for the Hopkins family: spacious living spaces, bells for summoning servants, historic paintings, conservatory for rare plants, servants’ quarters, formal gardens and mature European trees in their autumn glory.

    This is a rare opportunity to visit a private historic home.

    DIRECTIONS: Drive west along Hopkins Street and Summerhome is at the end of the street. There is a circular drive that you can use to drop off attendees, then park outside in the street. There is no parking available in the grounds.

    RSVP: 14 March.

Past events

10 Dec 2017 FRIENDS FREE FLOOR TALK: The devil you know and the devil you don’t
15 Nov 2017 An Early Christmas
08 Nov 2017 FRIENDS FREE FLOOR TALK: Orientation and outreach — aligning Hobart's urban future?
24 Oct 2017 FRIENDS FREE FLOOR TALK: Strange Trees
27 Sep 2017 Annual General Meeting
12 Sep 2017 FRIENDS FREE FLOOR TALK: Sampling the Abyss
23 Aug 2017 The Derwent
15 Aug 2017 FRIENDS FREE FLOOR TALK: Inscription and Place
05 Jul 2017 FRIENDS FREE FLOOR TALK: kanalaritja
03 Jun 2017 A curious conversation
10 May 2017 The art of zoology
19 Feb 2017 Glass at Narryna: Andy McConnell
16 Feb 2017 Beyond the Roadshow: Andy McConnell
15 Dec 2016 One Hell of an Inferno
12 Oct 2016 Tempest Talk 5: Staging The Tempest
29 Sep 2016 Annual General Meeting
22 Sep 2016 Tempest Talk 4: Mariele Neudecker
18 Aug 2016 Tempest Talk 3: The art of Tempest
20 Jul 2016 Tempest Talk 2: Shipwreck archaeology in Tasmania
23 Jun 2016 Tempest Talk 1: Key drivers of Tasmanian climate variability
10 May 2016 Snapshot Photography and Migrant Women: A Tasmanian Experience
14 Apr 2016 Where Science Meets Art: the Botanical Illustrations of Rod Seppelt
24 Feb 2016 Pattern Play: exhibition and talks
10 Dec 2015 Panoramic Views: exhibition and talk
02 Dec 2015 Detached
19 Nov 2015 Narryna Heritage Museum: history, wallpaper and quilts!
19 Oct 2015 2nd Guided tour and afternoon tea at the Theatre Royal
07 Oct 2015 Conservation and science at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
24 Sep 2015 Annual General Meeting
17 Aug 2015 Guided tour and afternoon tea at the Theatre Royal
15 Jul 2015 Indigenous culture, here and overseas, an illustrated talk by Zoe Rimmer
21 May 2015 Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts - Viewing and Talk
12 May 2015 Special event at Rosny Farm - Centenary of ANZAC and Service at Home and Abroad
29 Apr 2015 The Suspense is Awful: Tasmania and the Great War
15 Apr 2015 New members' night
24 Jan 2015 Botanical exhibition at Port Arthur
09 Dec 2014 The splendours of the Colonial Gallery
27 Nov 2014 Exclusive talk for the Friends of TMAG
05 Nov 2014 Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum
27 Oct 2014 Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum
26 Oct 2014 Yueju (Cantonese Opera) for Tasmanians
24 Oct 2014 Narryna cocktail party and auction
11 Oct 2014 War in History: Tasmanian, Australian and International Perspectives
25 Sep 2014 Annual General Meeting 2014
05 Sep 2014 Chinese Art Society dinner with talk by Sir Guy Green
27 Aug 2014 Bush Blitz in focus: Discovering new species in Tasmania
02 Aug 2014 Gala dinner for 150th anniversary of Australia’s first cookbook
23 Jul 2014 New members' night
25 Jun 2014 Tour of the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS)
31 May 2014 Opening of Pat Brassington: À Rebours
25 May 2014 Second Tour of Shene Estate and Afternoon Tea
04 May 2014 Tour of Shene Estate and Afternoon Tea
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