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2018 Exhibitions

University Library 

Morris Miller Library is currently hosting the exhibition Poles Apart, a display of the original images and materials which inspired The Royal Society of Tasmania's latest publication, Poles Apart Fascination, Fame and Folly by Dr Anita Hansen and Dr Brita Hansen.  The Royal Society of Tasmania’s Library collection of rare books and personal papers, preserved and managed by the Library Special & Rare Collections, is a rich seam for researchers, authors and historians.  Come and see some of the original pieces from this collection that inspired this publication, now on display in the foyer of the Morris Miller Library, Sandy Bay Campus.

SPEED: mobility & exhange - Academy Gallery, Inveresk campus

The University of Tasmania Collections Project partnered with MONA FOMA to present the SPEED: mobility & exhange exhibition at the Academy Gallery from 13 January to 20 April 2018.  SPEED included objects, artworks and teaching materials on loan from the University of Tasmania Fine Art Collection, Library Collection, School of Physical Science Collection, Engineering Collection, Geological Collection and John Elliot Classics Collections.


The Car Show - Academy Gallery, Inveresk campus

In July 2018, the Academy Gallery in partnership with the University Cultural Collections presented The Car Show. This fabulous student led exhibition was officially opened by Professor Rufus Black, Vice Chancellor of the University of Tasmania. The Car show displayed how our University student researchers are working at the front line of engineering in a real-world environment. The project was managed entirely by students and participants gained invaluable real-world experience in practical engineering, project management and team work. The exhibition included three of the engineering student cars, with the latest electric model creating significant interest. The Car Show was presented in partnership with the University of Tasmania Collections Project and School of Engineering and ICT.