Discover Mysteries Of Bass Strait

Devonport City Council Tasmania

Devonport’s Bass Strait Maritime Centre is proud to announce the opening of its latest exhibition, Bass Strait: Above, Below, and In-between, running from February 26th to April 28th, 2024.

About the Exhibition: A collaborative story-telling exhibition from eight Tasmanian museums, who have never worked together before, each with a unique connection to Bass Strait. This untypical exhibition invites visitors to delve into stories intrinsically connected to the enigmatic Bass Strait, through a series of specially designed, story-telling banners and curated objects.

Featuring contributions from eight Tasmanian museums, each connected to Bass Strait, this exhibition provides a journey through the region’s social, natural, scientific, and familial histories, with each museum bringing their unique regional perspectives.

Message from the Coordinator: “This project has been much more than an exhibition; it’s been a catalyst for collaboration, learning and connection with other museums and audiences in our region.” remarked Joanna Gair, Coordinator at Bass Strait Maritime Centre.

“The result is an eye-opening, story-led exhibition, that will tour to each of these museums as we share a connected experience.”

For school groups, this exhibition offers a unique educational opportunity to explore Australia’s very own Bermuda Triangle. “I like to think of each banner as a chapter in a book written especially for North West Tasmanians,” said Gair. “Eyebrows will be raised, and curiosity piqued.”

Acknowledgments and Support: This touring exhibition has been coordinated by Bass Strait Maritime Centre, with invaluable support provided by Arts Tasmania’s Roving Curator’s Program and financial support from the Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme. (MMAPSS)

Contributing Museums:

  • King Island Museum, Currie
  • Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum
  • Circular Head Heritage Centre, Smithton
  • Burnie Regional Museum, Burnie
  • Stanley Discovery Museum
  • Ulverstone Museum at Hive, Ulverstone
  • Bass Strait Maritime Centre, Devonport
  • Bass and Flinders Maritime Museum, George Town

About Bass Strait Maritime Centre:

Bass Strait Maritime Centre is a museum dedicated to preserving and showcasing the rich maritime heritage of Devonport and its surrounding regions. Through engaging exhibitions, educational programs, and community outreach initiatives, the Centre strives to inspire curiosity and appreciation for Bass Strait’s maritime history.

• Located at 6 Gloucester Avenue, Devonport, Tasmania

• Open seven days a week from 10 am to 3 pm

• Exhibition dates: 26 Feb to 28th April.

• Special rates are available for schools and groups of 10+

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