Into the Vaults – Rosny Collections
All the biological specimens not on public display
This behind-the-scenes tour will offer participants a rare opportunity to view some of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery’s zoological collections. These are working collections and represent the most comprehensive collection of Tasmania’s fauna in any one place, anywhere in the world. Parts of the collections are of whole animals, while other parts comprise shells, bones, skins or feathers. Some are of historic significance, while others are recent additions. Each specimen is a uniquely valuable record of life, and the tour will also take a look at some of the specimens’ backstories and the uses to which they are put, sometimes in unexpected ways.
Patron Advice: Each tour is strictly limited to 15 people only. Patrons must be aged 16 years +
Featuring: Dr Catherine Byrne, TMAG Senior Curator of Zoology and Dr David Hocking, TMAG Senior Curator of Vertebrate Zoology and Palaeontology
Rosny Collections and Research Facility
These are working collections and represent the most comprehensive collection of Tasmania’s fauna in any one place, anywhere in the world.