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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/04/2004   
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'ASPECTS OF TASMANIAN ART'

A celebration of the Museum’s nationally significant collection of visual art and, in particular, Tasmanian colonial art. There are around 150 works from the colonial, modern and contemporary periods, including paintings, sculpture, works on paper and photographs.

'PACIFIC ENCOUNTERS'

An exploration of the extraordinary diversity, creativity and ingenuity of the material cultures of the Pacific Islands. The exhibition explores the historical and continuing links between Tasmania and our Pacific neighbours by tracing the development of the museum’s collection.

'STRINGS ACROSS TIME - TASMANIAN ABORIGINAL SHELL NECKLACES'

An exhibition to acknowledge the contribution, both past and present, that Tasmanian Aboriginal women have made to the continuation and development of their cultural traditions and practices.

'TRANSFORMING THE ISLAND: RAILWAYS IN TASMANIA'

The story of how the railways shaped Tasmania.

'THE BLACKSMITH SHOP'

Features sight, sound and smell to capture the Industrial Revolution.

'PAST LIVES, NEW BEGINNINGS: MIGRATION AND TASMANIA'

The exhibition is divided into sections: Leaving Home; The Journey; Arrival; Settling In and The Impact on Tasmania. Based on the migrants’ own stories.

'OBJECTS OF DESIGN'

Showcases the innovation and creativity of Australia’s designers and craftspeople from early settlement to contemporary times, with an emphasis on unique and limited edition objects.

'TREASURES FROM THE ASIAN COLLECTION'

Highlights different aspects of the Museum’s rich collections of Asian cultural artworks.

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