Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Archaeological Structure

This exhibition arose from the masterplan process undertaken by JPW and TERROIR for the redevelopment of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) and was also a joint project by TERROIR and JPW.  The purpose of the exhibition is to explain the significant archaeological potential that exists on the TMAG site to the wider public. 

During the masterplan process a concurrent investigative archaeology dig was conducted in the Museum’s courtyard and the remains of former storage vaults were uncovered and extensively documented.  A portion of these remains were left uncovered.  This bold structure protects the exposed remains whilst signifying this temporary “exhibit” within the popular courtyard space.

This one-off structure suggests an approach for extended use across the site for future archaeology investigations.

Photography by Jonathan Wherrett