The Lost Thylacines

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery has a large and significant collection of thylacine specimens, however, many more came into the museum than currently exist in the collection. This presentation will explain the fate of some of the ‘missing’ specimens and review the display history of thylacines at TMAG.

Kathryn Medlock worked in vertebrate zoology at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery for 35 years. Her many tasks included specimen preparation, collection management, research, education and exhibition curation. An exhibition on the thylacine in 1998 sparked her interest in the multiple facets of museum thylacine specimens and how the specimens themselves can reveal aspects of human culture, history and science.

Full COVID vaccination is highly desirable and the wearing of face masks mandatory.

This lecture is free for members of the Royal Society of Tasmania; $6 for general admission; $4 for students, QVMAG Friends, and members of Launceston Historical Society.

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