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  • 28 Aug 2023 10:30 AM | Anonymous

    Following the 2023 AGM newly appointed TMAG Senior Curator, Cultural Heritage, Eleanor Cave, gave an entertaining talk on her life as a collection manager for ten years at the Australian War Memorial. Among other things she described grappling with hazardous materials, live ammunition and finding somewhere to store very large pieces of military hardware.

    To view Eleanor's slide show while listening to her talk, click here.

  • 24 Aug 2023 5:30 PM | Anonymous

    In this talk art curator Mary Knights provides a brief introduction to TMAG's current Charles Dickens inspired exhibition Twist, and president of the NSW Dickens Society Walter Mason gives and entertaining account of the life and work of Dickens himself.

    The recording is accompanied a slide show of works displayed in TMAG's exhibition. To access these images while listening to Mary and Walter, click here.

  • 17 Aug 2023 10:30 AM | Anonymous

    In 2021 TMAG's soft coral expert, Dr Kirrily Moore, joined the RV Investigator for a four week research voyage off the Western Australian coast. In this talk Kirrily Moore tells us about the voyage and its results.

    To view Kirrily's slide presentation while listening to her talk, click here.

  • 29 Jun 2023 11:00 AM | Anonymous

    Join TMAG's Curator of Pacific Collections, Keren Ruki, as she weaves an intricate and enthralling pathway describing the museum's extraordinary Pacific collection, its genesis, its present and its future.

    To view Keren's slide show while listening to her presentation, click here.

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  • 25 May 2023 5:30 PM | Anonymous

    This floor talk is facilitated by Kate Warner, as she converses with Ann Cripps about the research undertaken for Ann's recent book, Gardeners, Plant Collectors, Friends: Hobart Town and Beyond. Ann's book explores the early colonists who brought European flora to the colony of Van Diemen’s Land, and also sent endemic Tasmanian plants to collectors overseas. As you follow Ann’s research you will meet Quakers, botanists, doctors, horticulturalists and nurserymen who were instrumental in bringing Tasmania’s flora to the wider world.

    To view the slide presentation while listening to the audio, see Anne Cripps Gardens-compressed.pdf

    To read notes by Sheena Sims about the embroidery on the table cover by Catherine Augusta Mitchell, which was on display as a special feature of this event, click here.

  • 17 May 2023 10:30 AM | Anonymous

    This talk is presented by Peter Hughes, TMAG's Senior Curator, Decorative Arts. He reveals the genesis of colonial Tasmania's timber industry, focusing on the use of indigenous timbers in cabinet-making and the increasing acceptance and showcasing                                                                                                                                                                                                               of them as suitable timber to use. 

    To view Peter's slide show while listening to his presentation, click here.

  • 04 May 2023 6:29 PM | Anonymous

    This talk is presented by Dr Sally Bryant AM, Hon. Research Fellow, Tasmanian Land Conservancy and Chair of the Forty-spotted Pardalote National Recovery Program.

    Sally highlights the plight of this plucky Tasmanian bird that is on the brink of extinction and what can be done to save it.

  • 22 Apr 2023 8:30 PM | Anonymous

    Senior Painting Conservator Jenny O’Connell and Conservation Technician Lisa Charleston made a special presentation to the Friends of TMAG on the treatment and research undertaken for Behind the Layers and show how the conservators have been able to solve these mysteries through their work and discussed current painting and frame treatments.

  • 13 Apr 2023 5:30 PM | Anonymous

    This talk is presented by Keren Ruki, TMAG’s Pacific curator, First Peoples Art and Culture, and is co-curator of taypani milaythina-tu. Keren talks about the development of the exhibition, and goes behind the scenes to look at the logistics of setting it up, the research undertaken, and the negotiations involved to bring the ancestral objects home.

    The exhibition presents the creative work of twenty Tasmanian Aboriginal artists responding to relationships between community and ancestral objects, particularly those held in institutions overseas and currently on view in this exhibition.

  • 30 Mar 2023 10:30 AM | Anonymous

    TMAG Technical Officer, Dr Judy Clarke is funded by a partnership between TMAG, TasNetworks and Woolnorth Renewables to investigate the mortality of Tasmania's endangered birds of prey. In this presentation Judy describes how she uses forensic and veterinary tools to determine causes of death and develop strategies to avert those dangers.

    To view Judy's slide presentation while listening to her talk, click here.

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