An intersection of artefact, building and landscape
TERROIR, in association with Johnson Pilton Walker, were engaged in late 2007 for the Masterplan of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, a project that set a path for the redevelopment of tan institution which has Australia’s most diverse museum collection spanning the arts, natural history and social history and the nation’s most significant collection of heritage buildings on a single site.
Starting with the collection which includes Australia’s finest collection of Colonial paintings, the only significant collection of Indigenous Tasmanian artefacts, and significant items from the state’s industrial heritage – key themes and points of significance were found to intertwine them on site in a poetic way. Then, in the context of the building stock – which includes Australia’s first purpose built art gallery, the oldest standing building in Australia and an archaeological site with significant indigenous material – the collection could be be unfolded in a meaningful way. In more pragmatic terms, all this could occur while addressing the needs of a contemporary institution of this type .
Ideal Typology Applied to TMAG