A portal into a region
The North West Museum and Art Gallery (NWMAG) is designed as a portal to the region’s extraordinary natural environment, its deep history and heritage and the resourceful communities – a portal that invites the arts into the city and region and the city and region into the arts. It provides new opportunities for hybrids of cultural and social life, beyond the specifics of its constituent parts of art gallery and museum.
NWMAG will provide 1,400m2 of gallery and exhibition space and 1,200 m2 of back of house/utility spaces over four levels and includes a refurbishment of the town’s civic plaza. As such it will deliver a much-needed community and regional asset that will generate jobs, growth and value in the economic recovery phase of COVID-19.
“The North West Museum and Art Gallery (NWMAG) will be the premier destination in Tasmania’s extraordinary North West to be inspired and delighted, to think, study and research, to connect and create through an enriching programme of culture and creativity"Steve KonsMayor, Burnie City Council