The Role of Museums and Cultural Tourism in Tasmania


Presented by the Humanities and Social Sciences Taster Lecture Series - Semester 2

Start Date

9th Aug 2017 7:00pm

End Date

9th Aug 2017 8:00pm


Rory Spence-VOS Construction Lecture Theatre, School of Architecture and Design, Inveresk campus

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Presented by

Richard Mulvaney

Director, Queen Victoria Museum of Art Gallery


Tourism opportunities in Tasmania has traditionally been focussed on the island's outstanding natural wilderness, yet it is a state that also has a significant arts and culture focus.

Tasmania's long tradition of cultural and built heritage is entwined as it should be with the arts. Our museums are playing an increasing role in developing our cultural identity and celebrating our diverse and creative peoples.

MONA has lead the way and created a paradigm shift in how we see our cultural institutions and their place in contemporary society.

About the Speaker:

Richard Mulvaney is the Director of Queen Victoria Museum of Art Gallery (QVMAG) for seven years. He completed a Bachelor of Arts (Prehistory/History) at ANU in 1980, a Bachelor of Letters (Prehistory) ANU in 1983 and a Graduate Diploma Museum Studies (Monash) in 1984. He has held several positions in museums across Australia, including the Australian War Memorial, the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, Sovereign Hill, the Bradman Museum, the NSW Rail Heritage Centre and Museums and Galleries NSW. He is currently on the Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board, the Port Arthur Historic Site Conservation committee and is Vice-President of Museums Australia the peak industry body based in Canberra.