Feb
02
2013

Refurbished TMAG open for visitors on March 15

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The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is a wonderful insight into the cultural heritage of the natural state and the identity of its inhabitants, featuring decorative arts, exhibitions, photographic collections and a Tasmanian herbarium.

TMAG has been closed for the last few months for refurbishment, with the "revitalised" museum, art gallery and herbarium being unveiled to the public on Friday March 15.

The $30 million dollar redevelopment will showcase new exhibitions, facilities and programs, making it a must-visit in any trip to Hobart.

Visitors are sure to be in for a treat when they walk into the new museum, said TMAG director Bill Bleathman.

"TMAG's collection of heritage buildings and the stories contained inside them will allow everyone who visits the museum to explore what makes Tasmania special.

"We are opening up more than 2,000 square metres of new space to public access, and we plan to offer more than 1,200 activities and events for visitors during our first year of reopening."

Mr Bleathman said that more than 40,000 people are expected to take part in these programs which include school holiday programs, curatorial talks and public events, with an additional 20,000 school children gathered to take part in the expanded range of education programs.

"A visit to TMAG will truly be a must-do experience for locals and visitors alike, and I can't wait to welcome people back through our doors in March."

The open and airy redevelopment of the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery

New Exhibition Spaces

The final appearance of the Museum Facade

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