TMAG Annual Report confirms strong visitation

Vanessa Goodwin, Minister for the Arts

9 March 2017

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) Annual Report tabled today confirms strong growth in visitation for the 2015-16 financial year.

The report confirms that the average daily number of visitors increased by 11 per cent for the 2015-16 financial year, and total visitation was also up six per cent on overall visitations from the previous year.

TMAG has also met its budget for the first time in many years. 

It's a great result that confirms TMAG's standing as a cultural and tourism drawcard for the state, and reaffirms its importance in achieving our goal of attracting 1.5 million visitors to the state by 2020.

We will continue working closely with TMAG to reinvigorate the institution and ensure its prosperity into the future, with legislation to be tabled soon that will establish it as a Statutory Authority.

This will provide TMAG with a modern governance system to maintain these great visitation numbers and ensure it continues as one of our premier historical, cultural and scientific destinations.