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Visitor numbers grow

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Anne Mather, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery regains lustre as visitor numbers grow, Mercury, 29 August 2016

Visitor numbers at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery have started to recover on the back of families flocking to special events.

Visitor numbers to TMAG grew by 6 per cent in the 2015-16 financial year compared with the previous year.

The cultural institution attracted 383,026 visitors in the 12 months to the end of June, compared with 359,825 in 2014-15.

Arts Minister Vanessa Goodwin said successful planning, particularly activities designed for family audiences, contributed strongly to the growth.

“The delivery of a vibrant program of exhibitions, events and activities that encourages both locals and tourists to visit TMAG regularly is a key part of the museum’s recently released Strategic Plan,” Dr Goodwin said.

The major drawcard was interactive exhibition Pattern Play, which attracted 71,444 visitors over five months.

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