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Art Gallery at Royal Park
2 Wellington Street LAUNCESTON TAS 7250 (Closest public parking is at Paterson Street West Car Park)

Museum at Inveresk
2 Invermay Road LAUNCESTON TAS 7248

QVMAG is open 10am to 4pm daily (closed Good Friday and Christmas Day).
Admission free.

T 03 6323 3777
Visual Arts and Design
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QVMAG Visual Arts and Design Department manages a rich and varied collection of Australian and international art and design. These collections have been built since the Museum's opening in 1891 principally through donations, bequests, and fundraising from individuals and support groups such as the QVMAG Arts Foundation and QVMAG Friends.

A significant part of this collection, one that can truly be described as our city's and our community's cultural heritage, is that which focuses on Tasmania and Northern Tasmanian in particular. This is one of our key strengths.

The QVMAG fine arts collection has three principal components.

Tasmanian Colonial Art
This collection documents the artistic heritage of Tasmania through paintings, works on paper and sculpture.

Modern and Contemporary Australian Art
This collection documents the history of Australia's postcolonial art of aesthetic value through paintings, works on paper, sculpture and multi-media.

International Art     
The Museum has a small but significant collection of international paintings and works on paper.

The Decorative Arts and Design collection has four principal components.

Contemporary Craft and Design
This collection aims to document and promote understanding of the evolution of contemporary craft and design in Australia since 1945 in all media. Particular emphasis is placed on the achievements of Tasmanian practitioners. 

Tasmanian Decorative Arts
This collection documents the material cultural heritage of Tasmania with particular reference to ceramics, furniture and woodwork, textiles and costumes with significant aesthetic value

Australian Decorative Arts
This collection documents the evolution of Australian decorative arts particularly through ceramics and textiles with significant aesthetic and cultural value. The collection focuses primarily on objects designed and made in Australia pre 1945.

International Decorative Arts
This collection documents in particular the development and evolution of British, European and Asian decorative arts through ceramics, textiles and costumes of significant aesthetic value.

The QVMAG Visual Arts and Design Department provides information concerning works in the collections to a wide variety of individuals and organisations.

For more information please call 03 6323 3777 or email enquiries@qvmag.tas.gov.au.

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