General Manager: Mr Shane Fitzgerald

Shane Fitzgerald has a wealth of experience in some of the leading arts and cultural facilities in Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales, including his most recent position as General Manager of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery—Australia’s largest regional museum—located in Launceston, Tasmania.

Mr Fitzgerald holds a Master’s degree in Visual Arts from the Queensland College of Art, a post graduate Diploma in Museum Studies and a post Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies, both from Deakin University.

Before joining QVMAG, Mr Fitzgerald was the Head of Production at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Business Manager for the Shepparton Art Museum, the Manager of Gallery Services and Director of the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery and Pinnacles Gallery with the Townsville City Council.

From 2010 to 2012, Mr Fitzgerald was Manager of Arts and Cultural Services and Director of the Rockhampton Art Gallery, and from 1998 to 2010, the Exhibitions and Collections Manager for the Rockhampton Regional Council.


The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG) is Northern Tasmania’s home of art, history, and natural science.

The QVMAG collection shares stories of local Aboriginal cultures, colonial history, and modern diversity, alongside extensive history archives and natural science research.

Located across two sites, you can experience the QVMAG collection through the 1890’s heritage Art Gallery at Royal Park (2 Wellington Street, Launceston) and the Museum at Inveresk (2 Invermay Road, Invermay), set within 1870s-era industrial railway workshops.

The Museum at Inveresk is home to natural sciences displays, transport and railway memorabilia, blacksmith workshops, and the iconic Launceston Planetarium. See dinosaurs, trains, animal species (including the Tasmanian thylacine), artefacts from Australia’s oldest merchant shipwreck, and the Phenomena Factory; a free-entry interactive science centre providing hands-on education for kids of all ages.

Over at the Art Gallery at Royal Park, you’ll explore the history and culture of the Tasmanian Aboriginal people through the long-term exhibition First Tasmanians: our story, experience history collections such as the Guan Di Temple, and uncover galleries showcasing the QVMAG art collection; which bring the histories, identities and stories of Northern Tasmania into a fresh and contemporary context. Two sites with free entry.

QVMAG is open daily from 10am to 4pm with free entry.



We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where we work and live, the Stoney Creek Nation, made up of at least three clans – Tyerenotepanner; Panninher and Lettermairrener.

The Stoney Creek Nation clans lived along the riverways in harmony with the seasons for several thousand generations, and today they are remembered as the Traditional Owners of this land.

We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.

All photos courtesy of the QUEEN VICTORIA MUSEUM & ART GALLERY