The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is a museum located in Hobart, Tasmania. The museum was established in 1843, by the Royal Society of Tasmania under the leadership of Sir John Franklin, the oldest Royal Society outside of England.
In 1885, TMAG became a Government authority under the control of a Board of Trustees that also controlled the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.
TMAG is now controlled by a Board of Trustees which is set up pursuant to Section 3 of the Tasmanian Museum Act 1950, and is currently part of the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts.
 Members of the Board of Trustees as of 2010
Sir Guy Green, Chairman
Dr Peter Sexton
Dr Anthony (Tony) Brown
Dr Alison Alexander
Miss Julia Farrell
Mr Clive Tilsley
Mr Geoff Willis
Director: Bill Bleathman.
Collections and Research – Dr Andrew Rozefelds
Public Programs and Promotions – Peter West (Acting)
Business and Operations – Laurence Paine
 Associated bodies
TMAG has a number of associated bodies including the TMAG Foundation, Friends of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and TMAGgots.
 Other facilities
In addition to the main campus, TMAG includes the following external sites:
Collections & Research Facility
ningennah tunapry – the Tasmanian Aboriginal exhibition showcases the history and contemporary life of Tasmanian Aborigines.
Island to Ice – Antarctica and the Southern Ocean
 State Collection
The Museum’s collections primarily focus upon the history of Tasmania through every era.
There is a geological history of the island, protohistory display from the inter-glacial periods, a display about megafauna, native Tasmanian fauna, the history of Tasmania’s indigenous population, the history of British settlement, the colonial period, Tasmania’s past as a penal colony, and Tasmanian history in general.
The art gallery also contains a fine collection of Colonial and Contemporary Art, as well as a display on the history of money.
 Online resources
Flora of Tasmania Online (FTO) is a public web-based resource for the identification and dissemination of taxonomic information on the plants of Tasmania. Stage one of FTO was launched in June 2009.
FTO will be published in parts, each covering a single family. It contains keys, descriptions, synonymy, distributional and habitat data etc. for all taxa with appropriate referencing.
The focus of the FTO will be on the Angiosperms (Flowering Plants; 139 families), especially the Dicotyledons (100 families).
The first 45 accounts (all Dicotyledons)have been published in the first stage of FTO.
FTO combines the scientific value of citable and permanently available documents with the speed and accessibility of the internet. To assist workers with the new classification system used in the FTO there is an interface to determine what family a genus is placed in.
In addition, the FTO allows for public feedback which will help improve and refine the website. This will be used to notify users when new accounts are published on the website and also of any other changes to the site.