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    • 27 Nov 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:45 PM
    • Bus leaves from TMAG
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    You are invited to visit the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) to gain a deeper understanding of the work undertaken in Antarctica, now and into the future, including science, medicine, shipping and related operational priorities.  

    Hobart has a rich history associated with Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, stretching back to the 19th century and extending through the heroic era of Antarctic exploration up to the present. In the modern era, this has been through the work of the AAD.

    Based at Kingston, south of Hobart, the AAD conducts world-leading scientific research, supported by specialised logistics and transport, in some of the most remote and challenging environments on the planet. Season 2019/20 will see the end of an era as the RSV Aurora Australis retires after 30 years of proud service. Her successor, RSV Nuyina, is planned to enter service in time for the start of the 2020/21 season.

    Because parking opportunities at the AAD are very limited, we will be hiring a bus to transport attendees from TMAG to Kingston and back again. The bus will leave TMAG at 10.30 sharp, and return you to TMAG at 12.45pm.

    Please note that for logistical reasons we will not be offering refreshments for this event — we suggest you arrive early at TMAG and enjoy a coffee and a bite to eat at the TMAG Café (open from 9am) before boarding the bus.

    As places are limited, this event is restricted to Friends members.

    Friends Members $20, including bus transport but not including refreshments. 
    The bus will leave from outside the Grand Chancellor in Campbell Street. Departure will be at 10.30am SHARP, and you will be returning to TMAG at 12.45pm.

    For those members who live near Kingston, if you would prefer to meet us at the AAD visitor entrance, that's fine; please email us to advise that you won't be taking the bus.

    Photo © Gary Miller/AAD

    • 04 Dec 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Narryna, 103 Hampden Road Battery Point
    • 67

    Please join us for a Christmas celebration in the gardens of Narryna. Last year we reinstated our traditional Friends Christmas barbecue in this beautiful setting, and we look forward to doing it all again. Narryna has an excellent undercover area so it will be a great evening regardless of the weather. 

    The food on offer will be a simple barbecue, followed up by some scrumptious desserts. Of course we will be catering for gluten-free and vegetarian diets — please email us if you have any special requirements.

    You will also be able to visit the current exhibition on show at Narryna, Frederick Mackie: Quaker Plantsman, which ties together many aspects of early Tasmanian history, as well as an exhibition of botanical artworks by Botaniko — not to be missed.

    You are welcome to bring non-member friends along to this event. 

    Members $20 (includes Friends of TMAG, Friends of Narryna, Foundation of TMAG and TMAGgots); non-member guests $30; children under 16 free; includes food and drinks.

    Children under 16 are free, and there is no need to register them, but for catering purposes please let us know names and ages.

Past events

14 Oct 2019 DAVID'S DO: Farewell to David Coleman
06 Oct 2019 FRIENDS FREE FLOOR TALK: Landmark trees of India
19 Sep 2019 Annual General Meeting
04 Sep 2019 Julie Gough: Tense Past
08 Aug 2019 FRIENDS FREE FLOOR TALK: Not so easy – Australian design and identity since Federation
31 Jul 2019 FRIENDS FREE FLOOR TALK: Geoff Dyer – Portraits
27 Jul 2019 Sketch noting with Suzy Cooper 3
05 Jun 2019 Dirty Paper
22 May 2019 FRIENDS FREE FLOOR TALK: What lies ahead for TMAG
11 May 2019 Sketch noting with Suzy Cooper 2
30 Apr 2019 FRIENDS FREE FLOOR TALK: Simpkinson's Hobart
28 Mar 2019 Sketch noting with Suzy Cooper
06 Mar 2019 FRIENDS FREE FLOOR TALK: Exploring Tasmania's deep-sea coral reefs
16 Jan 2019 Friends meet Dinosaurs
05 Dec 2018 Christmas Barbecue
14 Nov 2018 FRIENDS FREE FLOOR TALK: Satin Moths
14 Oct 2018 BOOK LAUNCH: Island Story
03 Oct 2018 Friends on the Rooftop!
20 Sep 2018 Annual General Meeting
13 Sep 2018 Thomas Bock's Hobart Town
10 Aug 2018 FRIENDS FREE FLOOR TALK: Lily Allport
18 Jul 2018 Visit to the Australian Antarctic Division
28 Jun 2018 FRIENDS FREE FLOOR TALK: Getting down and dirty
16 May 2018 Crossing the Horizon
11 Apr 2018 FRIENDS FREE FLOOR TALK: 10 objects — 10 stories
18 Mar 2018 Summerhome
08 Mar 2018 FRIENDS FREE FLOOR TALK: Curating The Remarkable Tasmanian Devil exhibition
08 Feb 2018 Tasmanian Herbarium
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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