'CHINESE TEMPLE' (Joss House)
The main altar, rich gold and embroidered items, carved wood, flags, banners and puppets are from the original temple built during the nineteenth century by the Chinese community in the tin mining area of Weldborough in north-east Tasmania. The items were donated by the Chinese community in 1934 to the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. The Temple is still used for special occasions.
'AN ISLAND'S WEALTH: METALS IN TASMANIA'
Iron, tin, copper, silver, lead, zinc, osmiridium, gold, manganese and aluminium have all been important to the development of the mining industry in Tasmania. The exhibition explores the geology, history and uses of these metals.
An interactive exhibition for children (and adults) featuring puzzles, technology and drawers full of specimens.
'TASMANIA: A SPECIAL ISLAND'
Explores the unique fauna found in Tasmania.
'MARERLOPEPETAR: TO TELL A STORY IN THE MANNER OF THE PALAWA'
Combines traditional and contemporary Tasmanian Aboriginal works to reflect the continuing story of the Palawa people.
A changing display of artwork by northern Tasmanian primary school students.
Changing display specialising in costumes and textiles drawn from the Museum’s international collection of decorative arts.
'HISTORICAL INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS'
A broad survey of the development of the European ceramic tradition from the Middle Ages to the present, including the Lady V. L. White collection of blue and white decorated ceramics.
This page last updated 21 November 2006