Thursday, 4 May 2017


Museums Galleries Australia (Tasmania) is circulating a short survey of ten questions via Survey Monkey to our members and friends. Sorry if you end up getting this message from everywhere, (email, facebook, blog) but we are really keen to get your input!

Your (anonymous) answers will help us to know how to better service local museum and gallery workers, either paid or unpaid.

To do the survey, click through to the following link:

We appreciate your help and as a token of gratitude for completing the survey, you can be in the running to win a copy of the catalogue from the recent Tasmanian Museum and Gallery exhibition, kanalaritja: an unbroken string that explores the beauty and cultural traditions of Indigenous shell stringing. To be in the running for the gift you must leave your email in the comments section of the last question, otherwise your participation in the survey remains a secret.

We are very grateful for your time.

About Survey Monkey
SurveyMonkey provides free, customizable surveys, as well as a suite of paid back-end programs that include data analysis, sample selection, bias elimination, and data representation tools. M&GA (Tas) signed up for the Basic package which means we can devise up to 10 questions and the site will help us analyze up to 100 respondents, free of charge. Survey Monkey is a commonly used tool in visitor research and marketing. 

'10 Objects 10 Stories' exhibition

Bear 1920s, from the collection of the Wynyard RSL Museum



 celebrating community collections

10 Objects – 10 Stories: Celebrating Community Collections presents a remarkable range of objects and their stories selected from small museums and collections around the state, the storytellers and custodians of our cultural heritage.
The exhibition has been curated by the Melissa Smith and Veronica Macno who are Arts Tasmania’s Roving Curators.
The exhibition runs from 3 June to 23 July 2017 at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, 2 Invermay Road, Invermay, Tasmania.

'Hatches, matches and despatches' exhibition

The St Helens History Room is pleased to invite you to the opening of its latest exhibition as part of Australia's National Trust's Heritage Festival in May.

Sunday 21 May 2017
From 1pm

St Helen History Room
61 Cecilia Street

RSVP by Wednesday 17th May 2017 by email:

This latest exhibition displays a range of costumes from the History Rooms textile collection. There are a beautiful christening and child's dresses representing the 'hatches' section. Then there is a lovely 1908 satin wedding dress from the Reid family, symbolizing the 'matches' part of the display and lastly, there is two exquisite mourning costume from the Bailey collection, signifying the 'despatches' part of the exhibition. There is also a range of images from the photographic archives own display in printed and digital format for your viewing entertainment.