TMAG Visitor Numbers Up 11 % For 2015-16 Financial Year

TMAG Visitor Numbers Up 11 % For 2015-16 Financial Year

Tasmania Minister for the Arts Vanessa Goodwin

TMAG Annual Report Confirms Strong Visitation

Victor P Taffa

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) Annual Report tabled today confirms strong growth in visitation for the 2015-16 financial year, Minister for the Arts Vanessa Goodwin said.

TMAG Annual Report confirms that the average daily number of visitors increased by 11 % for the 2015-16 financial year, and total visitation was also up 6% on overall visitations from the previous year.

“TMAG has also met its budget for the first time in many years.” Ms. Goodwin said.

“It’s a great result that confirms TMAG’s standing as a cultural and tourism drawcard for the state, and reaffirms its importance in achieving our goal of attracting 1.5 Million visitors to the state by 2020.”

“We will continue working closely with TMAG to reinvigorate the institution and ensure its prosperity into the future, with legislation to be tabled soon that will establish it as a Statutory Authority.”

“This will provide TMAG with a modern governance system to maintain these great visitation numbers and ensure it continues as one of our premier historical, cultural and scientific destinations.” Ms. Goodwin said.