Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery

The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG) is a museum located in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. The QVMAG is the largest museum in Australia not located in a capital city.[1]

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
Inveresk site of the QVMAG
QVMAG
Location of the QVMAG in Tasmania
Established1891 (1891)
LocationLaunceston, Tasmania, Australia
Coordinates41°26′16″S 147°08′02″E
Key holdingsVictoria Cross awarded to Lewis McGee
DirectorTracy Puklowski
WebsiteMuseum website

Collection and locations

Established in 1891, the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery has a strong reputation for its collection which includes fine exhibitions of colonial art, contemporary craft and design, Tasmanian history and natural sciences, specifically a zoology collection. There is also a special exhibition of a full Chinese temple that was used by 19th-century Chinese tin miners, a working planetarium, and displays related to Launceston's industrial environment and railway workshops.

The museum also houses the Victoria Cross awarded to Lewis McGee.

The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery is located on two sites, at Royal Park and at Inveresk, the site of the old Launceston Railway Workshops (41.4280°S 147.1407°E / -41.4280; 147.1407 (Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Inveresk site)).

Publications

As part of its work, the QVMAG has published several journals relating to Tasmanian ecology and history. These include Records of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Occasional Papers of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Technical Reports of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery.[2]

See also

References

  1. "About Us". Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. Retrieved 3 October 2012.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 April 2013. Retrieved 4 September 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)


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