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  • 13 Sep 2021 4:07 PM | Anonymous

    In this talk TMAG's new Senior Curator of Vertebrate Zoology talks about his adventures in zoology, seals, wombats, whales, Tasmanian devils, biological surveys and the new technology that will bring the world of vertebrate zoology alive for visitors.


  • 18 Aug 2021 5:51 AM | Anonymous

    In this talk TMAG's paintings conservator, Jenny O'Connell, discusses painting conservation, in particular recent research into the colonial portraits of Henry Mundy to determine accurate attribution of some mystery paintings. The museum's art framer, Lisa Charleston, also provides an insight into framing colonial paintings.

    The talk included a PowerPoint presentation. See the attached PDF of the presentation with additional images on art framing2021_Paintings_Conservation_Presentation.pdf


  • 01 Jul 2021 4:40 PM | Anonymous

    In this floor talk Principal Curator of Art, Jane Stewart, talks about her five year long research project for the exhibition Paradise Lost: Thomas Griffiths Wainewright.

    The talk included slides of the works Jane spoke about. See the attached PDF2021_Thomas Griffiths Wainewright.pdf


  • 03 Jun 2021 5:25 PM | Anonymous

    In this floor talk Andy Baird and Michael McLaughlin tell us about the concept and realisation of Mapiya lumi: around here, TMAG's new gallery aimed at children aged 0-7.



  • 03 May 2021 10:04 AM | Anonymous

    In this floor talk TMAG Curator of Decorative Arts Peter Hughes takes a walk through some of the highlights of the TMAG textiles collection including: 18th and 19th century samplers, examples of stump work and contemporary works by artists like Tara Badcock and Hermie Cornelisse.

    The talk included slides of the works he spoke about. See the attached PDF2021_FTMAGTalk_TextilesCollection_s.pdf


  • 20 Apr 2021 10:30 AM | Anonymous

    Dr Kris Carlyon from the Wildlife & Marine Section of the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment talks about whale strandings, what we know about why they occur, how we respond, the experience of scientists involved in events and the role TMAG plays in whale strandings and their aftermath.


  • 14 Apr 2021 10:19 AM | Anonymous


    We weren't able to record this event, but we do have a written account from member Andrew Ross, along with lots of photos. Enjoy the tour!

    Hedberg Apr21.pdf

  • 23 Mar 2021 4:46 PM | Anonymous

    Hobart Current is an innovative long-term partnership between the City of Hobart and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. It is a major biennial program to nurture and showcase contemporary artists working across different media, including visual art, performance, music, film, design, and literature.

    A Creative Director is appointed for a two-year cycle. They set the theme and select ten artists to participate, each of whom will be commissioned to create a new work for the exhibition. At least six of the ten chosen will be artists who identify as Tasmanian.

    Rosie Dennis, the inaugural Creative Director of Hobart Current, has selected Tasmanian artists Sinsa Mansell, Brigita Ozolins, James Newitt, Jacob Leary, Dexter Rosengrave and Nadege Philippe-Janon, as well as interstate and international artists Uncle Wes Marne, Suryo Herlambang, Jagath Dheerasekara and Sarah Jane Pell. 

    Our Friends event featured TMAG principal Art Curator Jane Stewart in conversation with four of the artists, Dexter Rosengrave, Jacob Leary, Brigita Ozolins and Nadege Philippe-Janon


  • 09 Feb 2021 11:25 AM | Anonymous

    This Friends of TMAG Floortalk was recorded on Thursday 4 February 2021, in the Central Gallery of the Tasmanian Musuem and Art Gallery. Andrée Hurburgh also addressed the group, but unfortunately there were some technical problems with the recording so we aren't able to bring you her contribution. The speakers were introduced by FOTMAG President, Jane Wilcox.


  • 11 Dec 2020 5:51 PM | Anonymous

    This conversation was recorded at our floor talk in the Central Gallery at TMAG on Monday 23 November 2020. You may find that John Sexton's introduction sounds a bit echoey – do persevere though, because the recording improves with David and Jane.


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