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15 May 2012

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is Tasmania’s leading natural, cultural and heritage organisation. It is a combined museum, art gallery and herbarium which safeguards the physical evidence of Tasmania’s natural and cultural heritage, and the cultural identity of Tasmanians.

TMAG collects, preserves, researches, displays, interprets and safeguards the physical evidence of the natural and cultural heritage of Tasmania, together with relevant material from interstate and overseas. The purpose of this collection is to provide present and future generations with the opportunity to gain information and insight into their world.

TMAG aims to provide an environment that both stimulates and educates the general public; collects and conserves material evidence within the areas of humanities, including visual arts, history and anthropology, and the biological and physical sciences; undertakes research on the collections within changing intellectual, social and environmental contexts; and interprets and presents its collections and research through diverse programs and publications which provide opportunity for public access and participation.

The Aboriginal Advisory Council was established in 2003 to give direction and advice to TMAG and its Board of Trustees on all matters relevant to Aboriginal cultural heritage.