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QVMAG turns 125!

Natural Sciences curator David Maynard arranges a display ahead of the celebration. Supplied: Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery.


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Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery

Sallese Gibson, Launceston’s Queen Victoria Museum recreates 19th Century exhibit to mark its 125th year, ABC News, 30 April 2016

More than 400 eclectic items are on display at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery to celebrate 125 years since it opened in Launceston.

The exhibit includes significant items from the visual arts, natural sciences and history collections — some which date back thousands of years.

The World Inside: 125 Years of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery exhibit also pays tribute to the museum’s first director, Herbert Hedley Scott, including a re-imaging of his office.

The museum’s current director, Richard Mulvaney, said the exhibit had been months in the making.

“We deliberately wanted this exhibition to have a 19th Century feel, so to go back 125 years and to use some of the furniture that was in fact in the opening exhibition in 1891,” he said.

“I’ve been here for five-and-a-half years and I didn’t know we had many of the objects that are now on display.”

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